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Controlling Nutsedge (C 867-9)


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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Status and Revision History
Published on Jul 30, 2004
Re-published on Feb 27, 2009
In review as of Jan 5, 2010
In review for minor revisions as of Jan 5, 2010
Re-published with minor revisions on Sep 13, 2011
Expired on Sep 30, 2014