amaranthus retroflexus

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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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Effect of short and continuous illuminations on the germination of Amaranthus retroflexus seeds.
Responsiveness of Amaranthus retroflexus seeds to cthephon, 1 aminocyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid and gibberellic acid in relation to temperature and dormancy.
Control of the germination responses of Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Variation in seed weight and germination in population of Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Germination and after-ripening responses in Amaranthus retroflexus seed.
Allelopathic effects of Amaranthus retroflexus and Chenopodium murale on vegetable crops.
Allelopathic effects of Chenopodium album, Amaranthus retroflexus and Cynodon dactylon on germination and growth of safflower.
One month after spraying, Amaranthus retroflexus and Chenopodium album regenerated which caused to reduction in sugar beet crops.
The minimum weight of Amaranthus retroflexus was obtained by using Metamitron herbicide.
Combination of 3 litter Phenmedipham and 2 kg Metamitron and also 5 kg Chloredazone and 30 g Trisulfuron-methyl controlled Amaranthus retroflexus that lead to it's minimal weight.
In an experiment run in France, using Metamitron and Phenmedipham, 100 days after spraying, Amaranthus retroflexus and Chenopodium album controlled and yield root increased up to 84% in comparison with treatment without control at the end of cultivation season [1].
1-2: Density, variyans and number of weeds in corn fields in Dashte looin region Alhaji sp, 7% Amaranthus blitoides 4% Amaranthus retroflexus 5% Chenopodium album 3% Hibiscus trionum 7% Setaria sp 54% Solanum nigrum 2% Sorghum Halepens 15% Datura stramonium 3% Helioliotropium sp 3% Xanthium 3% Tribulus terrestris 3% Visia vilosa 3% Brassica napus 3% Echinops robustus 3% Salsola crassa 3% Note: Table made from pie chart.