Grassy Weed – Fall Panicum

(Panicum dichotomiflorum)

Fall Panicum – also referred to as Fall Panicgrass – is an annual grassy weed. Panicum dichotomiflorum can often be found growing in croplands, turfgrass areas, lawns and landscaping. Fall Panicum can be found throughout much of North America.

Identifying Fall Panicum -

Fall Panicum can be identified as a coarse, bright-green annual grassy weed with a sprawling growth habit. It features a continuous, broad collar and smooth, slightly compressed sheaths. It has flat blades that are dull above (though sometimes hairy) and glossy beneath. The blades are sharply pointed, with a prominent mid-vein.

Fall Panicumcan be best identified by its stems, which are bent and branched outward. It is a weed that commonly occurs when establishing turfgrass in a lawn or landscaping environment.

Fall Panicum Control -

Typically, cultural weed control methods are not effective for preventing or removing Fall Panicum. However, this weed thrives in full sunlight, so it will be less competitive in shady areas.

Fall Panicum

Existing Fall Panicum can be controlled by a selective post emergent weed controls. To prevent future infestation, Scotts LawnService recommends selective pre-emergent control treatments to fight Fall Panicum in your lawn and landscaping.

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