Grassy Weed ID

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gqnine44, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    I was mowing a "rough" area yesterday and came across what I think is Cheatgrass. Going to try and talk customer into converting it to bermuda. What chems and timing would you use to knock this? It's a winter annual, right? Apps of simazine in fall & late winter maybe?
     
  2. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Roundup, wait, reseed. Unless you can convert the cheatgrass to bermuda with DNA splicing. :)
     
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not sure about the other posts but cheatgrass is invasive and anyone who is planting this stuff on highways is safe, but when it gets into the lawn.........it is trouble. keep from mowing these areas and keep the decks of the equipment well cleaned--(yeah right!) Fusilade 2 is good but you know what happens if this stuff is in bermuda?
    The problem is during seed head production..........these weed types will not take to the control.
    You may consult your ag. office for more specifics. I can do some research as I haven't had to deal with this weed yet. As I stated--it is all over the highway right of ways, over pass sections along with red clover. Idiots!! who sewed it!
    Good luck!!
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    32 oz per acre glyphosate in early February.
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kiril,
    Good call!
    It is wise to stick to the State to which you reside and search for such local invasive species.
    Thanks for the post.
     
  8. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Totally agree, but are you saying too late now? If it's still growing, no reason Roundup (glyphosate) won't work that I know of. Of course it is not selective, so it will kill everything else too (although bermuda, maybe not -- pretty tough stuff.)
     
  9. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man, that's too iffy to try on a residential turf.

    I'd give Celsius a shot at the highest rate.
     
  10. grassrat

    grassrat LawnSite Member
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    That grass sounds like the Bermuda of the north! Can't use Celsius on a cool season lawn
     

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