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slender amaranth

Amaranthus viridis
This information is part of a full datasheet available in the Crop Protection Compendium (CPC). Find out more information on how to access the CPC.
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Prevention and control


The choice of management methods is dependent upon the extent of the weed infestation, the cost of labour, soil type, the value of the crop, and the cost and availability of herbicides. As A. viridis occurs worldwide in various cropping situations the choice of control methods will vary depending on the methods available in that particular cropping situation.

Methods that are commonly utilized to control A. viridis include pre- and post-emergence herbicides, cultivation, hand-weeding, crop rotation and fallow-land management.

Chemical Control

Due to the variable regulations around (de-)registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources:


A. viridis is quite to very common and can be a serious weed in virtually any crop. Since it usually occurs with various other weeds, losses can not be directly attributed to A. viridis alone.