View Full Version : is this pic dallisgrass?

07-02-2002, 08:43 PM

07-02-2002, 08:46 PM

07-02-2002, 09:27 PM
It does not look quite like the Dallisgrass I see around here. If it is Dallisgrass, the stalk and seedhead will look exactly like the shape of a hockey stick.:)

07-03-2002, 08:28 AM
Thats what wed man at Rutgers told me last year and MSMA knocked the **** out of it.

Mixed 1 oz/gal plus 1/2 oz stick & spread with it. Spot hand sprayed till wet but no run off. Lawn looks very clean so far this year.

07-05-2002, 11:27 PM
It does not look like dallisgrass to me, living here in the south I did a check and tell me if this may be it?

(Creeping Signalgrass

Summer annual with prostrate, creeping smooth stems, rooting at nodes. Leaf blades usually smooth, flat and wide. Leaf sheath often with hairs on margin. Seedhead branches spreading like "signal flags" with seeds on underside. Occurring in turf and disturbed habitats. Reproduces by seed. Found in peninsula of Florida, Georgia and isolated places in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Also found in Mexico, Central America and South America. Native to Tropical America.

Pic (http://www.griffin.peachnet.edu/cssci/TURF/turf.htm)

07-06-2002, 12:21 PM
"Leaf blades usually smooth, flat and wide",

From the picture, the blades look glabrous, not smooth (llok at the top of the second pic) . being in NJ, and this time of year, sort of looks like young hairy crabgrass. How does it look now??

07-06-2002, 10:53 PM
it looks the same ....one guy said that it was soft crabgrass....

07-07-2002, 06:08 PM
Ive never heard of soft crabgrass before....only smooth and hairy.

07-08-2002, 10:19 AM
As I said, MSMA knocks it out and that is what really nees to be known. My info came from a real sample diagnosed by the weed specialist and Rutgers, The State University of NJ and one of the premier turf grass research universities in the world.

07-08-2002, 02:41 PM
Harold--- What did the 'weed specialist' diagnose the weed as. You tell us what to use, but you dont say what the weed is????

07-08-2002, 10:10 PM
Dallisgrass, and I'm just repeating what I was told and yes my treated turf is still very clean. I'm actually quite amazed at the result.

I also treated some turf with Manage last year for nutsedge and those lawns are clean.