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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Question of the Week – Shepherd’s Purse

Posted by romeethredge on April 18, 2014


The weed I had a photo of last week is Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). It is a turf grass, garden or pasture weed that we sometimes see, that grows similar to dandelions and has a heart shaped seedpod. I guess it also looks like a shepherd’s purse? It is purported to have medicinal values.


Here is this week’s question. What is this condition of corn on the plant on the right, that we saw a good bit of last year and we are seeing some again now?



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