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Thin paspalum

Paspalum setaceum

Thin paspalum (often called "bull paspalum") is a perennial grassy weed of warm-season turfgrass that can be confused with dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum). Thin paspalum has glossier leaves than dallisgrass; additionally, leaves of thin paspalum are wavy along the margins and often have purple coloring. Hairs are often present along the margins as well. Thin paspalum prefers sandy soils.

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Whole Plant
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Stem
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Seedling/Seedhead

Chemicals exhibiting activity against this weed

Always refer to the product label for specific information on proper product use, tank-mix compatibility, and turfgrass tolerance. Products containing more than one of the chemicals listed below may offer improved control. Read Full Disclaimer

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PostMetribuzin, MSMA, glyphosate


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