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