Question of the Week: Sicklepod

Last week the question was:  Which common field weed is this?

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This is a sicklepod seedling, also commonly called coffeeweed.  We see this weed a lot in crop fields but it seems like its the worst in peanut fields.  It’s probably just more noticeable since peanuts are short.  Sicklepod is a legume weed that can be several feet tall at maturity.  It grows quickly and can be quite competitive with crops, causing a significant yield loss if not controlled.  Herbicide recommendations for several crops can be found in the 2016 SC Pest Management Handbook.

 

Here is this week’s question:  What happened to this corn?

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