Definition of kochia in English:



  • A shrubby Eurasian plant of the goosefoot family, grown for its decorative foliage which turns deep fiery red in the autumn.

    • ‘Several weed species, including kochia, Russian thistle, and field sandbur are extremely drought tolerant.’
    • ‘The first experimental plant, kochia, was exposed under the filters from 5 to 29 August, after emergence in the field.’
    • ‘Callisto controls many broadleaf weeds, including pigweed, waterhemp, kochia, and velvetleaf with excellent crop safety.’
    • ‘It controls many broadleaf weeds including kochia, both triazine resistant and ALS resistant biotypes.’
    • ‘This can help control early emerging summer annuals such as kochia if they aren't ALS-resistant.’
    • ‘It controls black nightshade, kochia, lambsquarters, pigweed, sunflower, velvetleaf, waterhemp (including ALS-resistant types), foxtail and crabgrass.’
    • ‘Examples of triazine-resistant weeds infesting grain sorghum fields in Nebraska include pigweed, waterhemp, and kochia.’
    • ‘Many areas have ALS-resistant kochia so herbicides such as Synchrony, Pursuit, and Raptor will not provide control.’
    • ‘This year many of the broadleaf weeds such as kochia, lambsquarters, morningglory, common sunflower, toothed spurge, and wild buckwheat also will create post-harvest problems.’
    • ‘Several common weeds, including pigweed, lamb's quarters, and kochia, have been reported to be hosts for the pathogen.’
    • ‘Many of the early emerging summer annuals, including giant ragweed, kochia, lambsquarters, and Russian thistle are removed during the tillage process, allowing the crop and any new weeds to emerge together.’


Late 19th century: named after Wilhelm D. J. Koch (1771–1849), German botanist.