The cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) is an annual grass that loves heat.
It is usually encountered on moist soils, rich in humus and in nutritious, clay-sandy elements.
Common names: ockspur, barnyard millet, Japanese millet, water grass, common barnyard grass, or barnyard grass.
The stalks are vertical or geniculate, 30-100-cm tall. Their knots have congeries covered in hairs.
The real leaves are dark-green or gray-green and wide. The real leaves have a few rows of hairs at the base of the limb, without any ligules.
The flower is a uni-flower spikelet, 2-3-mm long, stuffed into pseudo-spikes that are placed one in front of the other, or alternately placed.
The germination period is during the summer season.
The blossoming period is during July – October.
How to fight this pest plant
The herbicides that are recommended when trying to fight the cockspur grass are: Adengo, Dual Gold, Fusilade Forte, Kelvin Top, Kerb.