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Strange Grass Appearing

  • 05-06-2021 9:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ gabe1977


    Hi All

    We have a 20 acre field that is quite regularily flooded during winter by the river that runs by it.
    We've notice a strange sort of grass growing over the last few years that seems to be spreading through the field more rapidly lately.

    It's a course texture and grows in tight clumps. The cattle or sheep won't eat it so obviuosly it's becoming an issue as it's covering a lot of the ground. I've noticed it's started to spread to some of the neighbouring fields now also.

    Any ideas what it is or how to get rid of it.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/gSB2A6C3vGQKqtK4A

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,349 ✭✭✭ Waffletraktor


    gabe1977 wrote: »
    Hi All

    We have a 20 acre field that is quite regularily flooded during winter by the river that runs by it.
    We've notice a strange sort of grass growing over the last few years that seems to be spreading through the field more rapidly lately.

    It's a course texture and grows in tight clumps. The cattle or sheep won't eat it so obviuosly it's becoming an issue as it's covering a lot of the ground. I've noticed it's started to spread to some of the neighbouring fields now also.

    Any ideas what it is or how to get rid of it.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/gSB2A6C3vGQKqtK4A

    Thanks

    Is any of it gone to stem yet?
    If so get a very sharp blade or stanley knife blade and cut down along until you find the seed head looks like it will help you along to finding it. You'd usually find seed head by squeezing the stem down along and feel a bump between nodes.


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