Identifying Kochia and Ways to Control It

Kochia is an effective competitor for light, nutrients, and soil moisture, and can reduce crop yield.

Kochia, pronounced as koh-kee-ah, is a plant native to Asia, brought and introduced to Europe, and becomes ornamental in the US. People may know it for other names, like mock cypress or Mexican fire brush, but sometimes ‘burning bush’ is more proper due to the reddish appearance during autumn. Grouped in the family of Chenopodiaceae … Read more