Path Rush in St Augustine

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArTurf, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    What would you use for control of path rush in St Augustine?
     
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Juncus tenuis; also known as Slender Rush or Path Rush.

    You'll find it in compacted soil and it's hard to control. I don't know of any chemical application that will. Perhaps somebody else will chime in.

    In St. Augustine the weed is best removed by hand-pulling before seed development. You can try Glyco for spot treatments but remember, this is a tuber so you can expect it to come back.

    Your best bet is aerating the lawn and maintaining a healthy & robust turf grass.

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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    According to trials and research, 2,4-D or Basagran affects it. On st augustine, I would go with the Basagran. Dismiss might work as well. I see this weed a lot in lawns that are growing on poorly drained soil that is also being over watered.
     

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