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Why You Should Think Twice Before Growing Pigweed In Your Garden
Pigweed is considered a valuable food crop in other countries, but it is often viewed as a problematic weed in the U.S. It even shows resistance to weed killers like Roundup.
The primary concern with pigweed is its undeniable allure to blister beetles, insects that pose significant threats to gardens and livestock due to the harmful toxin they produce.
While these nightmarish creatures are drawn to every plant in the Amaranth family, including ragweed and ironweed, adult blister beetles find pigweed especially irresistible.
To protect your plants, animals, and yourself from these destructive insects, it is advised to eliminate pigweed and other related plants from your properties as soon
as possible.