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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The Effects of Reduced Doses and Application Timing of Metribuzin on Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthusretroflexus L.
A familiar one -- perhaps too familiar -- is 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.
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.
In four papers published over the past 6 years, her team showed that the drug can severely stunt the growth of barley, corn, the water fern Azolla filiculoides, and the three common garden weeds redroot pigweed, broad-leafed plantain, and sheep sorrel.
On the other hand, if redroot pigweed, chickweed, dandelion and wild mustard thrive, the soil's PH balance would suit most garden plants.
Ragweed is the major culprit, but others of importance are sagebrush, redroot pigweed, lamb's quarters.
Weed-seed bank: In this study, small nylon bags were filled with 500 redroot pigweed seeds and buried at 1 or 8 inches deep.
Bhowmik and Doll (1983) investigated the allelopathic effects of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and yellow foxtail (Setaria glauca) residues on corn (Zea mays) and soybean (Glycine max) at different temperatures and photosynthetic photon flux densities (PPFD).
Adding nitrogen from 40 to 240 ppm increased the biomass of many weed species like wild mustard, Sinapis arvensis, and redroot pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus, more than wheat and canola.
The studied traits included: grain yield, common lambsquarters density and dry weight, redroot pigweed density and dry weight.