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Old 02-21-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default **** stinging grass !

Man this stuff is tearing up my 2 year old . How do you kill this crap ?
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:25 PM   #3
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Didn't know there was such a thing. Stinging nettle, yes, but not stinging grass.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:25 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:35 PM   #5
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There are actually a large variety of different stinging plants. The notorious "Bull Nettle" is only one of a series. Fire can work, but it has to be burnt before the seeds drop. I am shocked that right now you have anything that is stinging growing. Can you post a pic, and then we may be better able to tell you what will kill it and not everything else.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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I got tagged by some bull nettle when I was a kid, and I thought I was on fire... it was rough going for a bit.
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There are actually a large variety of different stinging plants. The notorious "Bull Nettle" is only one of a series. Fire can work, but it has to be burnt before the seeds drop. I am shocked that right now you have anything that is stinging growing. Can you post a pic, and then we may be better able to tell you what will kill it and not everything else.


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I got tagged by some bull nettle when I was a kid, and I thought I was on fire... it was rough going for a bit.


Yessir...bull nettle is from the Devil!
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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Here is a small patch

And up close
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:05 PM   #9
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There are actually a large variety of different stinging plants. The notorious "Bull Nettle" is only one of a series. Fire can work, but it has to be burnt before the seeds drop. I am shocked that right now you have anything that is stinging growing. Can you post a pic, and then we may be better able to tell you what will kill it and not everything else.


Crap is taking over . Dang chickens wonít even eat it .
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:08 PM   #10
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I call that bull nettle. I have a bunch at our place too. I'm fixing to spray it or burn it!!

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Old 02-21-2018, 03:20 PM   #11
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I call that bull nettle. I have a bunch at our place too. I'm fixing to spray it or burn it!!
Bull Nettle is different. (pic)

We call what was posted, "Stinging Weed" around our place. It sucks
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:23 PM   #12
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Its a weed not a grass but I digress. Can you post a pic of the underside of the leaf? It's not bull nettle and doesn't look like something that would "sting". Could it be he is allergic? Have you thought about maybe mowing it so your two year old doesn't have to deal with it?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:24 PM   #13
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We call this "Stinging Weed" around our place. It sucks
That there is bullnettle!! I hate it with a passion!! Seen cows eat it. Almost turned me off of ribeyes. Almost...
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:26 PM   #14
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That stuff is the devil. It gets me for over 24hrs
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #15
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2-4-d should take care of it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #16
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We call it stinging nettle and we have a ton of it. Grows really good in the shade where other things won't. Yard burner does work. So does roundup. I planted rye grass real thick a couple of years ago before the stinging nettle came up. That helped but you have to mow rye grass pretty often or it gets pretty tall. My 2 year old little girl decided to throw a fit and throw herself down in some stinging nettle the other day, she is listening better now lol. Alcohol or spit rubbed on the welps will help with the stinging.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:34 PM   #17
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Got into bulk nettle one time pretty bad, made a vow to never do that again lol. Doc’s advice was to have my brother pee on it. I just dealt with the pain instead for a few hours haha.

Not sure what the OP posted, but doesn’t look like bull nettled to me. I would mow it, then spray Image on it. Image won’t kill your grass, but it will kill weeds. If you want to kill everything, get some gly from tractor supply
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:42 PM   #18
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That there is bullnettle!! I hate it with a passion!! Seen cows eat it. Almost turned me off of ribeyes. Almost...
I backed into it while working on a fence with my brother.... I didn't know what was happening, I just ripped my shorts off soon as I could. Not sure what my thought process was, I just knew my *** and upper legs were on fire. Good thing no one could see us. My brother laughed pretty hard for a good bit!!!
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:47 PM   #19
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Cannot remember the name but we had it bad on our place for the first time last year in Washington County. It's not the spines but the juice of the plant. Talked to the county agent and they said for some reason is was bad last year. People use the plant to make a medicinal tea. Recommended 2-4D. Went to tractor supply to get some and they said everyone was buying 2-4D to get rid of it.
This year I have seen more growing already. About to start spraying again. I had mixed results last year.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:04 PM   #20
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Its a weed not a grass but I digress. Can you post a pic of the underside of the leaf? It's not bull nettle and doesn't look like something that would "sting". Could it be he is allergic? Have you thought about maybe mowing it so your two year old doesn't have to deal with it?


I mow pretty regular . Makes it worse . Spreads the seeds . It has a spine on the stem . Fine little hairs
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:08 PM   #21
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Agree with spraying some 2-4D.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:26 PM   #22
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:27 PM   #23
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If that is regular mowing, then I would sharpen your blades. LOL
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:34 PM   #24
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You have what is called lawn burr weed aka Urtica Dioica
Bull nettle is totally different
TXHUNT3R posted an actual picture of Bull Nettle aka Cnidoscolous Texanus
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:37 PM   #25
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Crap outgrows the grass like crazy . Every time I mow it stinging grass triples .
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:45 PM   #26
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You have had some pretty good info here. I will concur with the 2-4D, or like above said if it's in a place you want to kill all, then glyphosate would do. It can be used in a medicinal tea. Dry the leaves, crush, and steep in hot water. Not much flavor, and I cannot remember the usefulness right now.
Wild Foraging Texas can be helpful if it's something your interested in.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:06 PM   #27
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Ive slept in bull nettle before. Beer before liquor never been sicker <---truer words have never been spoken.

Good Luck on the eradication OP.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:29 PM   #28
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #29
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All that has done is spread it so far .
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That stuff stings for sure. We had it close to the coast when I was a kid. We always called it burning grass
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:46 PM   #31
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:44 PM   #32
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Spray with a broadleaf weed killer with 2-4D and it will smoke it down
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:50 PM   #33
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Call in an air strike. Napalm should work well.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:10 PM   #34
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Stinging nettle, as mentioned above. I've never seen a patch as large as yours. I got in bull nettle (shown above) a couple years ago and it turned into cellulitis. Not fun!

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Old 02-21-2018, 08:18 PM   #35
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Stinging nettle, as mentioned above. I've never seen a patch as large as yours. I got in bull nettle (shown above) a couple years ago and it turned into cellulitis. Not fun!

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Thatís a small patch . Probably have close to 1/4 acre of it in one spot .
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:31 PM   #36
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I've controlled it with 24D, but have yet to completely rid of it. I get it in small scattered clumps, 4 ft areas at most. Gotta stay on top of it. I would probably be rid of it if I would spray more than once a year. I'm sure round up would work also.

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Call in an air strike. Napalm should work well.
This. And mow it again fire disk it **** on it
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:33 PM   #38
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Yes. Stinging nettle
Showed up on our place for the first time last year. We have a big easter party for a lot of kids so had heck trying to kill it before the party. Some places the 2-4d worked. Some places it didn't. Have some coming back. Don't remember what amount I used last year but I will at least double the strength this year
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:36 PM   #39
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Borrow the flame thrower that was on here and light it up!
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I mow pretty regular . Makes it worse . Spreads the seeds . It has a spine on the stem . Fine little hairs
weed and feed will take care of most of that stuff
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:32 PM   #41
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Showed up on our place 2 years ago... just a few spots around the edge of the barn... last year along the shady edges of the barn and house... this year it's on steroids!! Got it bad! I put the Round-up to it and it kills it right away, but if you miss any of it, it will just keep growing and spreading... It does die off once the weather gets warmer... Next year, I will put out a pre-emergent herbicide to hopefully keep it from germinating. My grandson got into some of it last year and it tore him up! With all this rain, it's really growing and spreading fast!
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:31 AM   #43
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Strummer,
Our property is deep sandy soil. We used to have bull thistle bad. I tried spraying it with different things and it looked like I was killing it but I never could get rid of it. I finally talked to someone with Dow chemical and they told me that bull thistle has a long tap root and it might look like you are killing the plant but it may not be actually killing the root. Switched to hand spraying using Milestone. I used to drive around on the four wheeler spraying the plants. You do have to get them before they flower and produce seeds or a new plant will pop up. After 2-3 years of doing this my place is bull thistle free now. I have not seen any in the last couple of years. All my neighbors still have it bad.
My point is we need to use the right tool to kill it.
I do have some of this stinging nettle now. Started last spring that I know of. I'll try anything, fire, roundup etc but if it doesn't totally kill the plant, we are not really doing anything.
Last year I put out about 6 quarts of 2-4D but I really don't think it did much. It's too late for the pre-emergence stuff and I'm more of reactor than a planner to this stuff so I'm not sure that will ever help. It grows in the woods also so that would make it difficult to spray as well.
I pulled up milestone and it doesn't say anything about controlling stinging nettle but I might try some though. I might also try using our fire torch to burn it up. That might just burn off the leaves but I'm not sure if it will kill the plant.
Let me know if you find anything that really works. With the constant rain we are having it will make it difficult for me to get out there and spray,
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:40 AM   #44
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I've been waiting for those things to come up.

You can try round up and Cimmeron (pasture) or Atrizine (Image) if it is a yard.
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:56 PM   #47
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Well I have sprayed it 2 times with 2-4d with very little luck . Will double the 2-4d on the next batch . On a positive note it killed the hell out of some rose hedges


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Roundup; and mix it double what they tell you to.
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I sprayed mine with Round-up "super concentrate" mixed according to recommendations. It appears to be dried up dead. I plan to hoe/rake it up and dispose of it. Hopefully I can hit it with pre-emergent next year before it gets going... I'm thinking mid to late January.
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I sprayed mine with Round-up "super concentrate" mixed according to recommendations. It appears to be dried up dead. I plan to hoe/rake it up and dispose of it. Hopefully I can hit it with pre-emergent next year before it gets going... I'm thinking mid to late January.


Everything I read said no to dig it up . Makes it spread faster .i plan to spray and burn this time


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