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    Mouse foxtail [Alopecurus myosuroides]

    Annual over-wintering tussock-forming seed grassweed germinating in the fall, but also in early spring. Mainly on medium to heavy, moist soils that are not low in lime, and nutrient-rich.

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    Mouse foxtail - image 1

    Mouse foxtail - image 1

    Mouse foxtail - image 2

    Mouse foxtail - image 3

    Pest Profile

    • About the pest

      Description

      Cotyledons are tender with hair-free lamina, at the base frequently reddish, with corkscrew-like winding. The leaves are narrow, rough and sharp-edged, without auricles (Picture 1). The ligules are long, rough and irregularly fringed. The ears are long and narrow and pointed at the ends, reddish in color becoming darker with increasing maturity (Picture 2). Plants can be up to 80cms tall and usually produce 200-400 seeds (Picture 3), however, depending on growing conditions sometimes significantly more.

      Symptoms & Diagnosis

      Occurence

      Grain, winter rapeseed, beets, legumes, maize.