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Pest Information

Panicgrass

Panicgrass

  • Latin Name: Panicum Sp.
  • Common Name: Panicgrass
  • Other Names: One of hundreds of species of grasses in the genus Panicum, with several species generally named Panic Grass.

Pest Details

Panicgrass
Panicgrass
Panicgrass

Origin:

Some varieties native to North America, and particularly common in the southern tier states.

Biology:

Annual grass that reproduces by seeds. It forms large prostrate clumps with numerous stems that tend to grow laterally and close to the ground.

Identification:

Leaves are lance shaped and several inches long, with the base of the leaf surrounding the stem. Seed stalks are elongated and upright, with numerous seed heads produced at intervals along the stem.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

A contact or systemic herbicide, applied prior to seed head production, will kill existing weeds and prevent new seeds from spreading. Mowing will be ineffective due to the prostrate habit of the plants.

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