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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 3, December 1939, p. 256.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:We are sending to you today a piece of sod infested with a weed. Will you kindly tell us if this weed is pearlwort and what is the best method of extermination? What can we do to prevent it from coming into our sod another year?
Source of Question:New York
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Herbicide recommendations; Sagina apetala; Sagina procumbens; Weed control; Weed identification
Answer/Response:The weed you sent was pearlwort. Although under certain conditions this weed may grow in turf that is kept fairly dry, as a rule it is most troublesome in poorly drained or overwatered turf. We therefore suggest that you immediately check up on the possibility of poor drainage, especially seepage water coming into the area from hillsides. If the drainage is adequate we suggest that you try watering less. One of the best remedies for pearlwort is to sprinkle sulfate of ammonia on the spots in much of the same way as you treat for clover.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1939. Pearlwort. Turf Culture [II]. 1(3):p. 256.
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