Weeds to Watch - 12
Thu Mar 6, 2014 09:17 AM CST

Some weeds just seem to "show up" in some growing seasons more than others. Devil's claw was widespread in many 2013 crop fields, especially across the vast Texas Rolling Plains. With large leaves and big, sharp claw-like seedpods (hence the name), devil's claw doesn't need a lot of encouragement.

"The reason it is so hard to control devil's claw is that the weeds will come up even when there's almost no detectable moisture," said Darrell Cross, a diversified producer from Ovalo, Texas.

European colonists believed devil's claw could treat arthritis. The plant's large ...

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