amaranthus retroflexus

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amaranth

Many varieties found all over the world. Super nutritious and healthy. Whole plant is edible. Can be eaten raw or steamed. Better tasting than spinach. Has greenish, sometimes purplish colored flowers, red stem. Seeds are a world famous grain and food supply used by the Aztecs. Can be made into flour, or put into smoothies etc. Amaranth seed is high in protein, especially lysine and methionine, two essential amino acids that are not often found in grain. Very hardy plant, difficult to kill. An awesome food source. Used for stomach flu, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, excessive menstruation. Seeds better if soaked overnight. Roots can be roasted or boiled as potato alternative. Do not consume if pregnant or lactating. Toxic lookalike- hairy nightshade, whose leaves look the same but stem is hairy and has white nightshade flower.
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Interference of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) with snap beans.
In Alberta, Group 2-resistant redroot pigweed was identied by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 2010.
A familiar one -- perhaps too familiar -- is redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus).
Effect of corn-induced shading on dry matter accumulation, distribution, and architecture of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus).
The 1-ton and 2-ton rates worked best in peppermint, reducing barnyard grass, green foxtail, common lambsquarters, henbit, and redroot pigweed populations by 90 percent several weeks after application.
Of the three, the one-ton and two-ton rates worked best in peppermint, reducing barnyard grass, green foxtail, common lambsquarters, henbit and redroot pigweed populations by 90 percent several weeks after application.
Number of Weed species seeds/plant Velvetleaf 1500 Yellow nutsedge 2400 Giant foxtail 2500 Pennsylvania smartweed 3000 Barnyardgrass 7000 Common ragweed 15,000 Jimsonweed 23,400 Shepherd's purse 38,500 Curly dock 40,000 Common purslane 52,000 Common lambsquarters 72,000 Stinkgrass 82,000 Redroot pigweed 117,000 Black nightshade 178,000 Russian thistle 200,000 Witchweed 500,000 Table 14-4 Effect of increasing weed densities on crop yields.
In the current study, the investigators analyzed bronchial epithelial cells after exposure to hydrated short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) pollen grains.
Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) Young leaves and stems are edible as a cooked green.
PAM use also reduced runoff loss of weed seeds (barnyardgrass, kochia, redroot pigweed, common lambsquarters, and hairy nightshade) 62% to 90%.