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Wild Cane (Shattercane) : Kentucky IPM

Wild Cane (Shattercane)- Sorghum bicolor

Wild cane, often called shattercane, is a warm-season annual grass that occurs in corn and soybean fields. Wild cane
Wild cane structureThe blade and sheath surfaces of wild cane have no pubescence (or hairs). However, there may be some short hair occurring on the blade margins. The ligule is membrane-like with hairs.

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