Cheat Grass Weed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jad004, May 24, 2013.

  1. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is this Cheat Grass? If not, what is it? I plan to use drive unless someone suggests ssomething different.

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  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think I started a thread on cheat ID & control. From what I can tell it looks like cheat to me but don't claim to be an expert. The only chem I could find with it on the label was simazine. Someone suggested gly on dormant bermuda, which where I am dealing with it primarily.
     
  3. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have never seen this before in any of my lawns. This year, I have more than my fair share of it. I can not find it on any labels either. I am going to try different chemicals in small areas until I find something that works on it.
     
  4. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks like poa annua
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  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is this a joke? Please tell me you're kidding.

    This cheat is popping up all around us. First year I ever remember seeing it like this.
     
  6. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All i can see is a seed head and the seed head looks lie poa annua. The other three wint open on my phone
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  7. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess it is a combination of the long cool temps and the 20 inches of rain we have had the last 2 months, but grassy weeds are terrible this year. Cheat grass, Little Barley, some barnyard, fescue clumps.
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    You really should include a coin or something so you can get some size perspective. And no, doesn't look like poa. Seed head looks different and larger.
     
  10. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry CL&T, I should have used some coins. The whole plant size is about 12" tall.

    Riggle, Pretty sure on the cheatgrass. I could always roundup wick it I guess.
     

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