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Old 10-16-2013, 08:13 PM
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Weed identification please.

Can anyone please help me identify this weed, and possible treatments for it. Thanks!

it is growing in common bermuda and bermuda over seeded with p. rye.





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Old 10-16-2013, 08:17 PM
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Looks like nutsedge to me. If it is infact nutsedge, I have had good luck with a product called speedzone in killing it
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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ditto with nutsedge. I use "Dismiss" + LI 700 surfactant.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:20 PM
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Sedge. I have had decent luck with products containing sulfentrazone and halosulfuron depending on grass type and other weeds present. Try brand names like:

Dismiss
Solitare
Blindside
Sedgehammer

I have found it to be very persistent and treat at least TWICE following labeling restrictions and charge the customer appropriately.

Also, educate the customer on some things they can do to help prevent it like not over watering, eliminating low spots, ....

Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:37 PM
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Purple Nutsedge.
It will be going away in my area soon though. I personally like Certainty.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:09 PM
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As usual, you guys are amazing! thank you much!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:56 PM
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Nutsedge. Solitaire works really well and so does sedge hammer or dismiss. Its becoming more and more common in my area and this summer is was really bad due to all the rain we had.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:06 AM
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Nutsedge. Solitaire works really well and so does sedge hammer or dismiss. Its becoming more and more common in my area and this summer is was really bad due to all the rain we had.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:33 AM
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This could help you for future run in's with this......

Identifying Characteristics: Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) is very similar in appearance and growth habit to yellow nutsedge, and the two are often confused. However, the leaves of purple nutsedge taper to a point abruptly whereas those of yellow nutsedge gradually taper to a point. Additionally, the seedhead of purple nutsedge is purple in color, while that of yellow nusedge is yellow. Lastly, the tubers of purple nutsedge are often connected in chains and bitter to the taste, while those of yellow nutsedge are solitary and sweet to the taste.

Lots of stuff out there to treat it. I concur with a few other posters that Solitaire works VERY well on it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:18 PM
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This could help you for future run in's with this......

Identifying Characteristics: Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) is very similar in appearance and growth habit to yellow nutsedge, and the two are often confused. However, the leaves of purple nutsedge taper to a point abruptly whereas those of yellow nutsedge gradually taper to a point. Additionally, the seedhead of purple nutsedge is purple in color, while that of yellow nusedge is yellow. Lastly, the tubers of purple nutsedge are often connected in chains and bitter to the taste, while those of yellow nutsedge are solitary and sweet to the taste.

Lots of stuff out there to treat it. I concur with a few other posters that Solitaire works VERY well on it.
Thank you for your time and knowledge, this will definitely help me in the future. I read a good amount from UG's ag website but still have so much to learn!
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