help with weed id

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Anyone got any idea about this weed? I'm seeing it in a few fescue lawns. Can't seem to find it in my weed books or what might take care of it.

    The first pic show that it grows in clumps or patches. The second is a side view of some I pulled up.

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  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    The leaf shape make it look like it's possibly new patches of buckhorn plantain. But the growth pattern doesn't appear to be plantain.
     
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I thought that. I think it might be paspalum but it never has a seed head. If it is paspalum the recommendations are Msma, celcius, or gly......all of which aren't good for fescue!!
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  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thin Paspalum

    Well taken care of Thin Paspalum :laugh:
     
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dallisgrass. In Centipede use Vantage .75 and Basagran .40 and sticker BUT NOT in St. Augustine.
     
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    In St Augustine, Celsius and MSO. Manor will also hurt it. 2 applications of either a month apart. Otherwise this weed looks too much like the weedy species of paspalum that I deal with in Hawaii.
     
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whoops, do not spray those products in a fescue lawn. Acclaim Extra and Turflon Ester.
     
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've used Revolver and Celsius plus MSO at medium rate with St. Augustine on coastal. So far good but does take a couple of applications. Of course, I error on the cautious side. No craters that way.
     
  9. Do you have fescue in big kahuna state?
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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nope. However, that does not mean that I am ignorant about cool season grasses or their specific needs. I would not appreciate someone pushing Three Way on warm season grasses when I know it will not work.
     

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