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Author(s):Cudney, David W.; Gibeault, V. A.; Reints, J. S.; Elmore, C. L.
Title:Latest findings on kikuyugrass released
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1991, p. 30.
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Pennisetum clandestinum; Herbicides; MSMA; Triclopyr; Research
Abstract/Contents:"Six turfgrass cultivars (perennial rye, tall fescue, bluegrass, commmon Bermuda, hybrid Bermuda, and zoysia) were plugged into a nine month old stand of established kikuyugrass. After a six-week establishment period, the plots received their first herbicide treatment. The herbicide treatments consisted of MSMA, triclopyr, and MSMA plus triclopyr. Evaluation was made by measuring the diameter of the plugs to distinguish the competitive relationship between the kikuyugrass and the six turf species. Where kikuyugrass was most competitive, plug diameters decreased, and where the turf variety was more competitive, plug diameters remained constant or increased depending on whether the turf cultivar was a bunch type or formed rhizomes. All of the herbicide treatments reduced the competitiveness of the kikuyugrass relative to the turf species. This trial indicated that sequential herbicide treatment could be used to alter the competitive relationship between kikuyugrass and turf species, and could be effective for kikuyugrass control.
Note:Editor's note: While these findings are not a recommendation, this is the latest update on studies conducted at UC Riverside for Kikuyugrass control.
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Cudney, D. W., V. A. Gibeault, J. S. Reints, and C. L. Elmore. 1991. Latest findings on kikuyugrass released. Golden State Fairways. 3(2):p. 30.
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