Weed of the Week: Velvetleaf

May 22, 2013 03:00 AM
 

Velvetleaf

Team up with Weed Warriors to attack leafy field invaders.

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Erect, hairy, and it smells bad…it’s velvetleaf! What else would I be talking about? This bad dude can be found in every corner of every crop around the continental U.S. It’s a big one too. It may start out as a tiny cotyledon covered with short soft hairs but once stimulated can grow to a whopping 7 feet tall! Put this tramp out of business before he grows again.

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