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Prefers cool damp climates - common in spring cereals and vegetables. A problem especially in Scotland.

Day-nettle/Hemp-nettle - young 1. Large oval to round cotyledons with backward directed lobes at the base of the leaf blade.
Day-nettle/Hemp-nettle 2 2. The true leaves are markedly toothed, veined, hairy and pointed, arising in pairs up the stem on fairly long stalks.


Day-nettle/Hemp-nettle - mature 3. An upright annual with square hairy stems and rings of purple flowers at the top.


Identify Broad-Leaved Weeds

You can use this page to help identify the broad-leaved weeds in your crops, and then find out more about the relevant crop protection products.

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