The noxious weed can produce up to 25,000 seeds per plant and can grow up to two metres in height
By T. Martin-Schmunk
of The Crossroads
Kochia, a familiar weed, has become more than a nuisance in many areas across the Prairies.
Kochia scoparia is designated a noxious weed (defined as harmful or injurious to agricultural crops) in Saskatchewan in accordance with The Weed Control Act, dated Dec. 1, 2010.
Native to Asia and parts of Europe, the weed was brought to Canada by European settlers as an ornamental plant; it was also useful as a forage plant for livestock producers.This content is for members only.