• 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.