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Controlling Nutsedge (C 867-9)

Summary

Nutgrass is a difficult weed to control in the landscape. There are approximately 20 genera of sedges in Eastern North America, but the genus Cyperus contains the worst weeds. The two most notable weedy representatives from this genus are yellow nutsedge (Cyperus
esculentus) and purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus). These sedges will be the most commonly encountered in landscapes and turf.This publication discusses controlling nutsedge in the landscape.

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Published with minor revisions on Sep 13, 2011