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    Field bindweed [Convolvulus arvensis]

    Year-round germinating perennial, sturdy weed with a taproot that goes deep, and numerous runners with root buds. Prefers dry, warm, nutrient-rich, deep and loose loam soils.

    overview

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    Field bindweed - image 1

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    Pest Profile

    • About the pest

      Description

      Cotyledons are slightly cordate, clearly veined, strong, smooth-edged, long-stemmed (Picture 1). Leaves are alternate, stemmed, longitudinal-arrow-shaped, round at the tip, with 20 mm-long stem (Picture 3). Winds around other plants and can extend to around 2m.in height. Inflorescence white to pink, light-red bands, funnel-shaped. Individually in the axils (Picture 3). Approx. 500 seeds are formed per plant (Picture 4). The propagation, however, takes place mainly via small parts of the runners which are spread through soil management.

      Symptoms & Diagnosis

      Occurence

      Maize, grain, in isolated cases beets