Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus)

Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus)

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Credit: BILL BARKSDALE/AGSTOCKUSA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus, seen at centre with tall protruding leaves) growing between a crop of rice (Oryza sativa) planted in a row. This invasive and persistent weed can starve crops of essential nutrients. Methods of controlling its growth include chemicals and rotation farming. Photographed in Arkansas, USA.

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Keywords: agricultural, agriculture, american, arkansas, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cereal, crop, cyperus esculentus, farm, farming, field, intrusive, invasive, nature, nutsedge, oryza sativa, paddy, persistent, pest, plant, plants, rice, row, rows, united states, us, usa, water, weed

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