Yellow foxtail


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Scientific Name

Setaria lutescens



Yellow foxtail is an annual weed, reproducing by seeds. The stems are erect and 4.5 cm to 1 m tall. Plants may consist of many tillers causing the base to be highly branched. Leaf blades are smooth, 4 mm to10 mm wide to 30 cm long, with long hairs at the base and margin surface. The leaf sheath is smooth, 8 mm to 3.5 cm long x 1.2 cm wide, compressed, keeled and hairless.

The flowers are dense spike-like panicles with yellow bristles 3 cm to 10 cm in length.

Yellow foxtail grows in row crops, small grain crops and prefers warmer regions. This weed is a problem in spring seeded alfalfa stands, forage legumes, and grain crops.



  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Dry Beans
  • Wheat


Chemical Control

Products that control

  • Betamix
  • Centurion
  • Excel Super
  • Liberty 200
  • Option 35DF
  • Option 1.2.3.
  • Option Liquid
  • Converge
  • Betamix B
  • Puma Advance
  • Tundra
  • Vios G3
  • Alion
  • Select

Products that suppress

  • Velocity m3
  • Varro


Region:  Other

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