common name is Lamb grass or Jangli grass. It is also found in India,
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It is a tufted, smooth grass that reaches up to the
height of your chest. It has a slender, hollow, erect stem growing up from a
branching base. The stem is smooth and hairless.
grass has become a serious weed in rice fields. It has the ability to withstand
waterlogged, drained and moist conditions which makes it a problem weed in
- It is an alternate host of rice diseases and nematodes
- It commonly reduces rice yields by a quarter but in some
cases losses may be as high as half the field
- It causes serious problems in nurseries especially dry sown
When using a pesticide, always wear protective clothing and follow the instructions on the product label, such as dosage, timing of application, and pre-harvest interval.