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Nutsedge

Postby SteppedInIt » Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 pm

I have a large crop of nutsedge this year. I'm guessing the flooding we had last year spawned it, I don't know. I've been told by the locals nothing can really be done. Neighbor is trying to disk an replant grass. My googling tells about the same other than keeping drained and planting a cover crop to shade it out. Any experience with this?
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby greybeard » Mon May 14, 2018 12:32 pm

If it's the Kyllinga variety you have you work cut out. I just had to tolerate it untill the bermuda and bahia squeezed it out......
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby Texasmark » Tue May 15, 2018 6:49 am

I never saw it before till a few years ago. Yellow is what invaded me. OTC/non restricted weed killers specifically designed for it are available and I have used with success. The label identifies it as Nutsedge applicable.
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby SteppedInIt » Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 am

Best I can tell I've got the yellow. From what I'm reading my neighbor may be making it worse by discing
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby rollinhills » Tue May 15, 2018 9:21 am

I think basagran will take it out. I may not have spelled that right.we have a lot of trouble with it in our area.
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby BFE » Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

rollinhills wrote:I think basagran will take it out. I may not have spelled that right.we have a lot of trouble with it in our area.

You did spell it right and yes it works on nutsedge.
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby millstreaminn » Thu May 24, 2018 12:33 pm

I had bad yellow nutsedge years ago. At the advise of my fertilizer salesman, I left my worst field fallow and disked it every month through the summer. By fall, I had more nutsedge than I started with. Seems the disc cut the plants and nodules into small pieces and it all resprouted. I had a touch of netsedge in my sweet corn a few years ago and I think I used Permit on that.
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby Texasmark » Fri May 25, 2018 5:51 am

SteppedInIt wrote:Best I can tell I've got the yellow. From what I'm reading my neighbor may be making it worse by discing


Large, multiple seed heads per plant plus rhizomes make it take care of itself. Discing just cuts the rhizomes into smaller pieces, making a plant for each one......yes you are correct on his discing.....liken unto Johnson grass but it's a super perennial and super feed for bovines and such. Nutsedge is useless.
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Re: Nutsedge

Postby BC » Fri May 25, 2018 8:08 am

Outrider has a label for nutsedge control in Bermuda pastures and hayfields.
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