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Herbicide program can control kikuyugrass in cool-season turf

Authors

David W. Cudney
James A. Downer
Victor A. Gibeault
J. Michael Henry
Clyde L. Elmore
John S. Reints

Authors Affiliations

D. W. Cudney, is Extension Weed Specialist, Environmental Horticulture Specialist, and Staff Research Associate, respectively, in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside; J. A. Downer is Farm Advisors in Ventura and Orange counties, respectively; V. A. Gibeault is Extension Weed Specialist, Environmental Horticulture Specialist, and Staff Research Associate, respectively, in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside; J. M. Henry are Farm Advisors in Ventura and Orange counties, respectively; C. L. Elmore is Extension Weed Specialist, UC Davis; J. S. Reints is Extension Weed Specialist, Environmental Horticulture Specialist, and Staff Research Associate, respectively, in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(2):24-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p24. March 1994.

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Abstract

Kikuyu grass is an invasive perennial weed of turf grass in California. Currently, complete renovation of infested turf is the most practical means of control, but this process can cost more than $1,500 per acre and it removes the sward from use for up to 3 months. A less disruptive method uses multiple selective herbicide treatments with MSMA, triclopyr or a combination of MSMA plus triclopyr. This method inhibits the competitive ability of kikuyugrass while allowing the growth of desirable cool-season turf species.

Cudney D, Downer J, Gibeault V, Henry J, Elmore C, Reints J. 1994. Herbicide program can control kikuyugrass in cool-season turf. Hilgardia 48(2):24-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p24
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