A Review on the Status of Exotic Weed(Chenopodium album L.) in Korea and Methods to Control

Thi Hien Le1   Weiqiang Jia1   Kwang Min Cho1   Botir Khaitov1   Kee Woong Park1,*   

1Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University 34134, Daejeon, Korea


Intensive globalization of markets, rises of tourism and exchange of goods have facilitated intentional and unintentional movement of plant species beyond natural geographical barriers. These activities led to the distribution of unwanted plant species in all parts of the world, as well as in Korea. Chenopodium album L. known by many common names fat hen, white goosefoot, and common lamb’s quarters weeds, and belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family and originated from Europe. It is a widespread and troublesome weed in agricultural areas throughout the north temperate regions of the world. C. album thrives as a common weed in gardens, near streams, rivers, forest clearings, fields, waste land, and disturbed soils. Across the world, C. album is considered as one of the most troublesome weeds due to its impacts on agricultural production. In Korea, C. album is also responsible for yield losses in many important crops but no detail evaluation of its impact has been undertaken yet. Therefore, this review aims at providing an up-to-date and comprehensive appraisal about occurrence and distribution, physiological characteristics, economic damage analysis and management system of C. album.

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Fig. 1. The list of dominant exotic weeds in arable land of Korea (data was collected from Lee et al., 2017)