Weeds to monitor in your field

You read it right. WEEDS. These are plants that can compete with your main crop. They grow where it is not wanted. If they dominate your field, you can expect significant loss in your harvest. Here are some weeds to monitor in your farm:

Amaranthus spinosus

Chromolaena odorata

Eclipta prostrata

Physallis angulata

Celosia argentea

Cyperus kyllingia

Ipomoea triloba

Synedrella nodiflora

Cynodon dactylon

Paspalum conjugatum

Ageratum conyzoides

Trianthema portulacastrum

Coccinia grandis

Portulaca oleracea

Cleome rutidosperma

Heliotropium indicum

Digitaria ciliaris

Tridax procumbens

Commelina benghalensis

Ipomoea aquatica

Paspalum conjugatum

Ipomoea triloba

Although they are labeled as ‘unwanted’, make sure not to overdo your weeding. These species can also serve as alternative host to pests. Instead of feeding on your main crop, they’ll go to these weeds. 😉