What is this weed?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RussellB, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    F9F8C906-9665-4F4A-BB4E-5295046FE9E5.jpeg Bermuda grass with this stuff growing dense in some spots and sporadic in other places. What will eliminate it? Thanks
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  2. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think you've got a few different types of grassy weeds there. I see what looks like different seed heads but can't zoom in enough to make them out. I circled some, any chance you can get pics of them when it hasn't been mowed for a bit and they're mature?

    It looks like smooth crabgrass, paspalum like bahia or dallisgrass, heck the seed head on the left looks like goosegrass maybe. Weed salad :/

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  3. OP

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Gary. It’s my sons yard. Celcius didn’t kill it.
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  4. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Japanese stilt grass. Maybe stuffs a pain. Aclaim is the only thing for that stuff
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  5. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
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    But on the other hand might be dalisgrass
  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
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    Smooth crabgrass. Seed head or what's left of one looks like it as well. Something with quinclorac and a sticker should do it. Won't be overnight but give it at least a week to do it's thing.
  7. Digitaria Sanguinalis

    Digitaria Sanguinalis LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like Doveweed to me, with at least one goosegrass plant that's being crowded out by the aggressiveness of the Doveweed. The option below will achieve 75% control at best

    Max rate of Blindside applied twice in a 21 day period


    Max rate Speedzone applied twice in a 21 day period


    Max rate Tribute Total applied twice in a 21 day period
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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i would say it's crabgrass.
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  9. Coachbob

    Coachbob LawnSite Senior Member
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    That’s Kikuyu. Hard to kill, many golf courses just live with it instead of trying to kill it. We have several patches on our fields and it just keeps coming back no matter what we do. I’m sure there’s a way but i haven’t gotten around to it.
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  10. takervader

    takervader LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 484

    Looks like Doveweed, its not dallisgrass, the leaves are a little small and the growth habit is different.

    Blindside, applied heavily, twice. I cannot definitely say its not smooth crab so I'd add a chemical containing Quinclorac, like Drive XLR8.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019

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