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Old 05-16-2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Is this crab grass? Better question, how do I kill it now? My neighbor had it last year and now it is taking over my yard. I've already sprayed so many chemicals on the yard that it glows at night but it hasn't killed this stuff. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:40 PM   #2
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No. Looks like goose grass. Kill it now. I have it and sat in it and it’s takwn over 40% of my front yard
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no. Looks like goose grass. Kill it now. I have it and sat in it and itís takwn over 40% of my front yard
msm? . .
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Looks like KR bluestem to me. I had it all in my yard and it is terrible!
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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Hard to tell from picture but looks like Sprangletop to me.

Good luck killing that crap
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:00 PM   #6
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Blue stem. Canít get rid of it.


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:15 PM   #7
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Here is a picture of the top.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:27 PM   #8
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Not goose grass
I have been fighting goose grass for the last 2 years
And it looks totally different
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Looks like KR bluestem to me. I had it all in my yard and it is terrible!
Were you able to kill it? What did you use?

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I'm thinking about using an old towel soaked with roundup and dragging it across the top of these stems.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #10
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Pretty sure itís sprangletop. Tough crap and it reseeded for next year.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #11
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I have had true green out at my commercial properties who spot sprayed them. Killed them and they just kept complaining my back. The roots/bulb are deep and they die off above the bulb and keep growing back.


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Old 05-16-2018, 07:13 PM   #12
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That's KR or kleburg bluestem

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Old 05-16-2018, 07:25 PM   #13
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Healthy Sprangetop pic- Kr bluestem very similar
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:40 PM   #14
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Yep. Blue Stem. Native grass. Makes great grazing but horrible yard.


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Old 05-16-2018, 07:52 PM   #15
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It does look like bluestem, but my yard guy said goose grass and the description and image matches Aggie Horticulture https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/...ns/weed13.html

And if them Ags know anything it’s their horticulture

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:04 PM   #16
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Yep. Blue Stem. Native grass. Makes great grazing but horrible yard.


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I'll have to check with the HOA to see if I can put a goat in the front yard...
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:16 PM   #17
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:31 PM   #18
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Eleusine indica http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/...oose_grass.htm

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:33 PM   #19
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Look at http://www.kellysolutions.com/ok/pesticideindex.htm for info on how to treat or control bugs and weeds.....
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:57 PM   #20
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100% KR BLUESTEM ( Bothriochloa ischaemum ) non native.. botgoose grass has bigger seed and the plant itself just looks different. It is not andropogon girardii.. (big bluestem- native)
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:00 AM   #21
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KR bluestem. Not good grazing. Was used by the highway department to reseed highway shoulders. It is now an “invasive” grass on rangelands. It is extrememly hardy and difficult to control.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #22
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KR bluestem. Not good grazing. Was used by the highway department to reseed highway shoulders. It is now an ďinvasiveĒ grass on rangelands. It is extrememly hardy and difficult to control.


Meh. Cattle and horses like it. Beats the heck outta nightshade and ragweed.


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Old 05-17-2018, 02:16 PM   #23
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If you're looking at killing just the weed and not harm the rest of the yard use BONIDE Weed Beater Complete. Should have it at most big box stores. Had that same issue and sedge grass and after 2 applications it worked wonders. Just make sure to water it in as it is a granular product.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:53 PM   #24
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:58 PM   #26
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Maybe dallisgrass
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:59 PM   #27
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KR Bluestem, very invasive, it will take over a pasture in no time, not really a good way to control it other than shredding it before it heads out, that's really the only way that cattle will utilize it from what we've seen, once it heads out, they wont eat it.
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If you're looking at killing just the weed and not harm the rest of the yard use BONIDE Weed Beater Complete. Should have it at most big box stores. Had that same issue and sedge grass and after 2 applications it worked wonders. Just make sure to water it in as it is a granular product.
I think I've already killed the rest of the grass. This stuff is the only thing that is growing.

I will look for some of the BONIDE Weed Beater Complete. Thanks.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:11 PM   #29
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It does look like bluestem, but my yard guy said goose grass and the description and image matches Aggie Horticulture https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/...ns/weed13.html

And if them Ags know anything itís their horticulture

And sheep. They know their sheep, from the inside out
Farmers Fight!
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:19 PM   #30
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Regular mowings will cause your bermuda to choke out the weeds naturally. Might consider stepping up to mowing twice a week for spring and early summer...especially after rains...as opposed to chemical applications.

That stuff pops up in alot of my Leander yards and the HOA Nazis get their panties wadded up quick. I have to step up my mowings from every other week to every week.
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FINALLY someone got their jimmy rustled by that comment!
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #32
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FINALLY someone got their jimmy rustled by that comment!
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