green kyllinga

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im pretty certain im starting to see this in my area,
    saw a couple areas last summer, and now its showing
    up more this summer- im guessing this stuff likes the hot weather

    i snapped a couple pics today, ill post later, their stuck on my phone,

    anyway it looks like nutsedge, but a darker green color, 3 small leafs
    coming off the seed head, bit thinner and shorter than yellow nutsedge


    is this about the same to control as yellow nutsedge?
     
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Take a look at this picture
    The plant looks like nutsedge but grows in clusters rather than single shoot plants. There is another variety called globe sedge too.

    The best way to know for sure if looking is not efficient is to cut the stuff.......it will have a sweet vanilla-peppermint like odor.

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  3. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ty tgreen ,
    thats interesting about the
    smell- ill have to check that out

    what im seeing grows in small little clusters and looks like your
    pic, except im seeing a little bit darker color,
    maybe just an effect of the iron thats been applied


    ill have to look up the globe sedge also
     
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    JB,
    Yeah, while growing in a Bermuda or Zoysia lawn, it will appear darker green than the other turf. I have seen instances where in KBG where this grass is lighter in color........really stands out.
    You can actually pinch off a bunch of stems and smell them too. It has a mystic sweet smell. I have people inquire about the odor after mowing over a infested lawn. These lawns are typical of being flat......poorly drained.....high organic matter soil and with poor air circulation and partial shade.
     
  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    couple a phone pics i had snapped


    and a baby hawk pic
    nest is in our bk yard, and he fluttered down onto
    our patio trying to learn to fly,

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