How to get rid of Dallisgrass

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We found a great article from our friends at the University of Tennessee on how MSMA helps to eliminate dallisgrass.  Read and enjoy. And if you need MSMA to get rid of your dallisgrass, crabgrass, sandburrs and other tough weeds, give us a call.

How to Eliminate Dallisgrass

Dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum) is arguably one of the most difficult-to-control turfgrass weeds in Ten- nessee. Multiple herbicide applications, over a two- year period, are required to provide adequate control. As a general rule, the longer dallisgrass has been established, the more difficult it will be to control.

Dallisgrass Identification

Dallisgrass is a coarse-textured, clumping, perennial grass that spreads from short, thick rhizomes and seed. Dallisgrass has a distinct grayish-green color (Figure 1), a membranous ligule, and a few sparse hairs on the leaf collar. Hairs may be present at the base of the leaf blade as well. Leaves are smooth, rolled in vernation, and have a prominent mid-rib (Figure 2). This mid-rib helps distinguish dallisgrass from other coarse-textured grassy weeds like crab- grass (Digitaria spp.) and foxtail (Setaria spp.). Dallisgrass seedheads are easily identifiable…CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.




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