• Common Name : Bajiri
• Scientific Name : Echinichloa glabrescens
• Family : Poaceae
• Life cycle : Annual
• Morphological characters : Root system – Fibrous.
Stem is stout, erect or decumbent, Often branching from base.
The leaves are linear with a broad round base narrowing at the tip, glaborous leaf sheath.
The inflorecsence is a apanicle usually narrow spickes, The seed head is windmill-shaped and the seeds are without awns.
• Propagation : By Seeds
• Agricultural importance : The mature plant grows higher than rice.
So that it competes for sunlight, Studies show that a single Bajiri grass per square foot can reduce rice yields by about 25%, and 25 Bajiri grasses per square meter can cause about 50% yield loss.
• Uses : As fodder for livestock
• Control measures : Hand weeding during the early days of Growth, Removing the weeds before they flowering. Deep flooding (submerging the whole plant), Crop rotation.
Chemical control – Apply broad spectrum weedicide such as Gramoxone.