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Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv.)

Crop Impacts: Cereal, oilseed and pulse crops

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About Barnyard Grass:

Barnyard grass is very prominent in southern Ontario, but also appears in the north and northwest as well. Barnyard grass can grow up to 5 feet, sometimes taller. The leaves that Barnyard grass produces are green with a hint of purple. This weed produces flowers that are long and thin, and have dense petals. The flowers are both green and yellow.

Family: Grass Family (Gramineae)

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Barnyard Grass Scouting and Prevention:

When looking for Barnyard grass be sure to look low to the ground, and around field edges. Taking crop counts of fields can help ensure that weeds do not start cultivating in your fields and among your crops.

Barnyard Grass Control:

Be sure to identify Barnyard grass correctly, it appears to be Green foxtail. If identified incorrectly the methods of control can lead to be fatal to the crops with this weed. Herbicides are the most effective way to control and terminate this weed.

Latin / Alternative Barnyard Grass Names:

  • - Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv.
  • - Echinochloa pied-de-coq
  • - Summer grass
  • - Water grass
  • - Pied-de-coq

Additional Barnyard grass Resources: Dupont Weed Wrecking Crew Dupont Precision Pac Ontario Government Ag Manitoba Government Ag