Grass ID Take 2

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Enviro Green, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Any thoughts on this grass? Here are a few new pics I snapped in the lawn. For some reason it is hard to get close up pics of this grass with any type of defining characteristics.

    Thanks for the help!


    Unknown Grass Sample.jpg

    Unknown Grass Sample2.jpg
  2. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    Wow, ty for posting that cause I am sure I have never seen that grass before in my life. Should be easy to identify from you pics though, as long as its not from outer space. :alien:

    GRASS-PLUS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    :confused: Never saw anything like that, but if you find out let us know
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Looks like nutsage gone to seed,Manage will control it.

    Take a sample to your local Extension for identification
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    that's what i thought, but it looks too short to have gone to seed, atleast around here, its usually alot taller. but it looks like the seed head of the nutsage.
  6. sniggly

    sniggly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

  7. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    an application of manage should take care of that if it's kyllinga.

    although, it doesn't look like the kyllinga that we have out here.
  8. thegreenerside

    thegreenerside LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 1

    I found some of this last year, I had the same problem. No one seemed to know what it was. Not real common as I only saw it on one of my lawns ever. It looks like a weed called "sand burr", did it just get the seed heads? If so this was the same time I noticed it last year, for the same reason. Real hard to get rid of.
  9. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Yup, its cockscomb kyllinga (Kyllinga squamulata).

    Virginia Tech says:

    The best way to control sedges like kyllinga, is to promote good drainage
    and "dry" the area up. The manuals I've checked indicate that repeat
    treatments are absolutely needed if you intend to control it with chemicals.
    Recommended herbicides include halosulfuron (Manage) and MSMA. Either way,
    repeat treatments are needed. Manage at 3 to 4 wk intervals and MSMA at 10
    day intervals. Good luck.

    Thanks for the identification guys! This thing is really thick!


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