Special Bulletin 31

Coordinating Author: Tim R. Murphy, University of Georgia
Contributing Authors: Daniel L. Colin, University of Florida; Ray Dickens, Auburn University; John W. Everest, Alabama Extension Service; David Hall, KBN Engineering, Inc.; L. B. (Bert) McCarty, Clemson University

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This is a guide for identification of weeds in the southern United States that will be a valuable resource for golf course superintendents, lawn care companies, roadside managers, sod growers, recreational facility managers, chemical company representatives, Extension agents, vocational agricultural teachers and turfgrass students. The book was developed specifically for turfgrass managers; however, it will be useful to anyone interested in identifying weeds of Southern turfgrasses.

This 208 page book, reprinted in 2013, is available for purchase from the UGA Extension Publications marketplace store. Delivery will be 7-14 business days from receipt of order. Please include a street address rather than a P.O. box. Sales of books and data are considered final. Materials returned due to damage in shipping will be replaced. For more information, call the Office of Communications and Creative Services at 706-542-2956.

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Features of this Publication

  • 437 total color photographs
    • 1-3 photographs of each species
    • Most species are photographed in turfgrass habitats
  • Includes 193 weed species that are found in Southern turfgrasses
    • 12 sedge species
    • 39 grass species
    • 135 broadleaf weed species
  • Easy to understand descriptions for each species
    • Geographical ranges
    • Life cycle descriptions
    • Identification characteristics
  • Includes a glossary of taxonomic terminology
  • Each species is indexed by common name, scientific name, and alternative common and scientific names


Status and Revision History
Published on Jun 09, 1992
Published with Full Review on Jan 01, 2007
Published with Full Review on Jan 01, 2010
Published with Full Review on Oct 01, 2013

Timothy R. Murphy Extension Agronomist - Weed Science, Crop & Soil Sciences
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