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Can you identify this weed?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Taylor0262, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Taylor0262

    Taylor0262 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the advice i will keep that a open option!
     
  2. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    It looks like its def a grassy weed. You can git it with glypho all you want. Just wait till the Bermuda goes dormant in the next couple months and nuke it. Only do this with Bermuda. You can always pull it id there's not much just get it before those seed heads shoot up
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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,802

    Celsius+Revolver, followed by Revolver+Image 70DG. Many grassy weeds that invade bermuda in warm, humid areas are killed by that. This weed also tends to take over when the bermuda is not cut short enough.
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Looks like goosegrass (Eleusine indica) to me.
     
  5. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    king ranch bluestem--multiple applications of msma will knock it out-
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

    If I may, I second the Goose Grass. But I am bad with picture.

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  7. Alf1096

    Alf1096 LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 34

    Looks like king blue stem to me in Texas they plant it along the hwy for erosion control
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  8. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,557

    not sure if it's a whatsa who's it but it is a bluestem caucasian IMO

    After looking at the 4th pic and seeing ag fencing {and a baby cow laying up against the fence} gotta be soma grain ...er forage grass round yonder.
    So I figured a class of forage ID would help.

    I'm sure the farmer don't mind something green along the sidewalk because he ain't gonna water it, eh?


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    for Krill ,
    {B. ischaemum}
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  9. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,557

    "I have sprayed caucasian with Roundup only to find it outside the area of spraying and back in the sprayed area within two years, probably from seed. Paul Ohlenbusch, Extension Range and Pasture Specialist for KSU, had considerable experience with old world bluestems in Texas before moving to Kansas seventeen years ago. ...he says, "There are agricultural research centers and experiment stations who have experimented with caucasian and may never do creditable research again because of contamination of study pastures. If that isn't reason enough to avoid it, I don't know what is. Once an introduced species survives one winter and makes seed, you will have it forever."



    AKA.......... sod cutter weed
     
  10. bobbo57

    bobbo57 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I have it on my place, but I don't know the name. It lays flat most of the summer then the seed heads shoot up in the fall. They will grow 8" to 10" a week. It is a perennial and you will probaly have to spot spray with glyphosate.
     

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