Weed Identification Please

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bob, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    What do I have ?

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  2. Tidewater Greenworks

    Tidewater Greenworks LawnSite Member
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    Looks like Poa Trivialis.
     
  3. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    IM not good at this because I'm just learning too, but I'm going to take a guess at goosegrass maybe. I was thinking dallisgrass possibly, but I need to see the seedhead to have any confidence that I'm right. I'm going with goosegrass as my guess. Here is a link that might help for comparison:
    http://newsomseed.com/Weeds.html

    By posting a response, I subscribed anyways...so look forward to hearing from the experts, because I am NOT one. Just putting my guess out there primarily.
     
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  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is kind of early in the year for Goosegrass. I might not know exactly what it is, but the type of grass that it needs to be selectively controlled in will help me give better advice. I am guessing the lawn is Zoysia japonica of some kind growing in the shade. It is not thick like Zoysia growing in the sun. Reason why I need to know what kind of lawn it is growing in, is I know how to kill most grassy weeds. However, the treatment is very different in a warm season grass vs a cool season grass. It can be very different depending on what type of warm season grass I need to preserve.
     
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  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like orchard grass to me.
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good point, Ted. Are the stems flat? Then orchard grass.
     
  7. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. walkinonwater27

    walkinonwater27 LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
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    Barnyardgrass has red sheaths like that.
     
  9. Wright.Flyer

    Wright.Flyer LawnSite Member
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  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Barnyard grass is a summer annual. About like crabgrass. Wouldn't it be too early?
    A perennial grass would be the most common at this early date in the season.
     
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