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Great source of food. A very wide family of plants found all over the world that taste like spinach, including quinoa, pigweed, Amaranth, lambsquarters.. Leaves taste like, and can be used to substitute domestic spinach in any recipe. One of the most nutritious delicious greens there is, even better than spinach. Used a long time ago by farmers to fatten up their livestock. The matt, light-green leaves resemble the shape of a goose foot and have a white, powdery underside. Stem tops are covered with tiny greenish yellow flowers that become seeds. The grain seeds are gluten free and can be used in soups, salads, stir fries, and can be used to replace wheat flour. There is no reason to go hungry when this amazing wild plant is around. Soak seeds in water for 8 hours. Seeds are ripe when they fall from the plant when shaken or rubbed. There are many different varieties of this amazing family, here are some... Lambsquarters C. album- both wide-leaf and narrow-leaf, Bluebushes(Australia), Strawberry Blite-C. capitatum, krouvida, ????ß?da (in Greece), Mexican Tea-C. ambrosiodides, Quelite(Mexico), California Goosefoot-C. californicum, Oak-leaved Goosefoot-C. glaucum, Upright Goosefoot C. urbicum, Maple Leaf Goosefoot-C. hybridum, C. simplex, Good King Henry-C. bonus-henricus , Many-seeded Goosefoot-C. polyspermum, Desert Goosefoot-C. pratericola. There is a variety in India called “Tree Spinach” C. giganteum with a magenta color in the center, that grows to 9 ft tall! (3m) and is totally edible. The Strawberry blite variety looks like it has what appears to be berries, but are actually tightly crinkled red flowers that taste like spinach. Some people may be allergic to Goosefoot pollen. Has oxalates, so people with kidney stones, rheumatism or arthritis should be cautious. TOXIC LOOKALIKE- Hairy Nightshade- is hairy (Lambsquarter is not) Doesn't have white powdery coating like lambs quarter. Hairy nightshade flowers are the biggest distinguishing factor- they are white and much bigger, as opposed to tiny greenish lambsquarters flowers. Another similar plant, the NettleLeaf Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale) , is considered by some to be toxic because of its high levels of oxalates, but other people are just fine with it, depending how healthy you are (no kidney problems or stones). This plant has somewhat shinier leaves, a reddish stem and it smells bad.
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Adding ammonium sulfate to glyphosate in addition to reducing herbicide dose, reduced significantly most of weed species density including redroot pigweed and common lambsquarters.
Effect of glufosinate-resistant corn (Zea mays) population and row spacing on light interception, corn yield, and common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) growth.
Reducing seed banks of annual weeds such as common lambsquarters, giant foxtail, and common waterhemp is among the most important steps that farmers can take in managing weed populations in crop fields," says ARS ecologist Adam S.
Both Enlite(TM) and Envive(TM) herbicides provide contact plus residual control of winter annuals, marestail, lambsquarters, dandelion and other glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weeds.
Derived from the Callistemon plant, CALLISTO brings a truly unique mode of action to broadleaf weed control in corn, stopping waterhemp, lambsquarters, ragweed and nearly every other major broadleaf threat.
Crops Weeds Alfalfa soybean Canada thistle Asparagus sunflower cocklebur Barley tomato common lambsquarters Bean wheat field bindweed Beet foxtail sp.
Weeds controlled include marestail, waterhemp, common lambsquarters, velvetleaf, common and giant ragweed, pigweed, morningglory, cocklebur, smartweed, nightshade, sunflower and kochia.
When I think of the North Star, I think of how well new NorthStar corn herbicide works in the northern corn belt on lambsquarters, velvetleaf, waterhemp, cocklebur .
Most small-seeded broadleaf species in the study (common lambsquarters, common ragweed, black nightshade, pigweed, smartweed, and wild mustard) again emerged less after tilling during darkness.
Acetochlor is a soil-applied corn herbicide used for dependable, consistent control of a wide spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds, including foxtails, barnyardgrass, crabgrass, waterhemp, lambsquarters, pigweeds and nightshade.