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Dallisgrass or crabgrass

Posted by dainbramaged Minnesota (My Page) on
Mon, May 26, 14 at 15:46

I'm trying to find out what the wide-blade grass is in the picture. I tried spraying it with Weed-B-Gone w/Crabgrass Control last year and it didn't do much, if anything. I thought it might be Dallisgrass but I'm just not sure.


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

Looks like dallisgrass. MSMA or Roundup multiple apps


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

I've been doing some reading on MSMA. Some people absolutely love it, but several others have reported that it kills everything it touches like Roundup. Are there any alternatives?


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

I used Celsius last year to get rid of my dallisgrass outbreak.


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

Thanks. I'll check into it.


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

If it is a small area you can try hand pulling first.


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

It is Dallisgrass. First line of defense is to pull it up at first site roots and all with extreme prejudice. MSMA is also decent if the area is beyond hand pulling. DO NOT LET IT GO TO SEED. Otherwise it is like cockroaches or chi-coms and will be impossible to eradicate once they plant seeds.

This post was edited by texas-weed on Tue, May 27, 14 at 23:26


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

Pulling by hand just isn't possible - there's far too much of it. Although it covers a substantial area, it's generally localized. So if all else fails.............


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RE: Dallisgrass or crabgrass

Did my homework on Celcius WG. It won't work in my yard because it will kill the grass that I'm trying to keep as well. My yard is mostly Kentucky Bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

Does anybody have any other suggestions or am I stuck with trying MSMA?


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