What is this already?

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What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 am

Taller then anything else already. I'm near st. Louis and it's not been at all warm, only a couple days. Yesterday did hit 70 but today is 40 again. I pulled it up but I dont know if I got all the roots.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Powhatan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 am

It's not poa annua. I'm thinking it's either orchardgrass or dallisgrass, but can't see a collar to get a better ID.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by wardconnor » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 am

Looks very undesirable. Hopefully it does not re emerge.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am

I had some patches of this last year in early spring. If you can paint the blades with glypho it will be gone and won’t come back. Unfortunately there is no selective control for orchardgrass.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:52 am

I'm gonna get to painting. But it think it's still to cold for roundup to work right?

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:13 pm

No not too cold. If the weed is growing, roundup will work. It only won't work when the plant is dormant.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:39 pm

So I may be ok to spray instead of paint since my turf is still mostly dormant?

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:22 pm

I wouldn’t go that far!

At this point there is metabolic activity in all plants, even if it’s bit visible. Cool season turf is eating up the sunlight and storing energy in the roots.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by g-man » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:33 pm

+1

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Re: What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Yeah I figured as much. I have been using some glyphosate/water 50/50 with blue dye and applying it with a foam paint brush. It is not the best method. The foam holds the liquid to well I think. Gotta really rub the blade to leave product behind, and most times the blade breaks....

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Re: What is this already?

Post by FuzzeWuzze » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:18 am

Shouldnt take much, make a very very tiny amount of glypho and just use some gloves and a qtip to rub it on a few leaves. It should dry fast and the plant will die.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:13 pm

I use a nitrile glove and dip into a disposable cup filled with glypho and water. The grasp the blades in your fingers and rub the liquid on them. Try not to drip on the plants you don’t want to kill.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 pm

How many blades of grass per plant do you put glyphosate on? Just one or many? I've been doing a couple blades or all I can see are the bad ones.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by high leverage » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:10 pm

outdoorsmen wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 pm
How many blades of grass per plant do you put glyphosate on? Just one or many? I've been doing a couple blades or all I can see are the bad ones.
Cover as much as possible

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Re: What is this already?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:06 pm

+1

You may have to do one follow up app, but glyph is pretty efficient at killing stuff. Once it gets taken down to the roots the plant dies pretty quickly.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by macdawg » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:17 am

Thanks for posting this with the pic. I'm in Missouri also, noticed this on 3-4 spots in my yard yesterday and was wondering what it was. It is on the edge of a landscaping bed that looks like it needs to be trimmed already and is longer than the grass around it.

My yard is pretty mushy from all the rain, too wet and soil is like 46 degrees right now. I will pull it, I don't want to use round up right next to my new landscaping bed with flowers about to bloom.

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Re: What is this already?

Post by outdoorsmen » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:52 am

I painted them but not seeing any effect yet. I went through this last fall too. I painted then also. I dont know if this are the same or new ones. Last fall I wasn't happy with the die off or lack there of. It's all in n the same general area. Makes me wonder if the seed have been using is contaminated with this. I get my seed (may not anymore) from belleville seed house, it's only 10 mins away so real convenient. Can buy as liitle or as much as I want at any given time. I bbn was looking at the tags on the various bags of home depot seed and they dont look any better with the "other seed". I will not get away with have seed shipped to me so I guess I'm stuck.

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