Tag: Poa annua

November: Time to forget?

November 12, 2018 By
November is a unique month because we have forgotten most of what happened the previous year. Martha Gellhorn, the famous war correspondent and one of the wives of Ernest Hemingway, said, “In November you begin to know how long the ...
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The man in the mirror

September 25, 2018 By
You, dear superintendent, are the main cause of anthracnose outbursts. Luckily, you also hold the keys to minimizing those problems. Research from Ohio State University (OSU) says that mowing issues likely are the No. 1 factor that initiates the onset ...
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PBI-Gordon: Katana Turf Herbicide

February 14, 2018 By
Katana® Turf Herbicide: The POA Warrior! Wield the weapon of masters: Katana® Turf Herbicide from PBI-Gordon. Katana kills Poa annua plus more than 50 of the toughest grassy and broadleaf weeds in turf, including kyllingas, sedges and ryegrasses, plus dandelion, ...
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FMC Corp.: Echelon Herbicide

November 29, 2017 By
Don’t let last year’s Sedge be this year’s problem. Fight Sedge, Kyllinga, Poa annua, Crabgrass and Goosegrass with one novel preemerge.   Echelon® Herbicide provides effective preemergence control of perennial sedges like yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga, an impressive three ...
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Photos by: Jim Baird

Annual bluegrass control in California

February 24, 2017 By
California’s Mediterranean climate is ideal for annual bluegrass (Poa annua). Under intensive management, however, this species is highly susceptible to several abiotic and biotic stresses, including heat/drought/cold, disease (e.g., anthracnose and rapid blight) and nematodes (e.g., Anguina in coastal northern ...
photo courtesy Shawn Askew

A new key to Poa annua seedhead suppression

August 26, 2016 By
Research shows an early application of Proxy (ethephon) provides consistent Poa annua seedhead suppression. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) seedhead suppression long has been among the more unpredictable turf management objectives faced by superintendents. One challenge is that annual bluegrass is ...