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Replacement of MSMA for goosegrass control

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Goosegrass is the most important weed of golf and sports turf (Busey, 2001). The arsenical herbicide MSMA was the primary chemical control for goosegrass until foramsulfuron (trade name Revolver) was developed by Busey (2004a) as an alternative. There are multiple methods for goosegrass prevention (Busey, 2004b) and removal (Busey, 2004c)


Busey, P. 2001. Goosegrass most difficult weed in South Florida. Florida Turf Digest, September-October, 24-27.

Busey, P. 2004a. Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) Control with Foramsulfuron in Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) Turf. Weed Technol. 18:634–640.

Busey, P. 2004b. Managing goosegrass I. Prevention: A combination of tools is necessary to achieve goosegrass control. Golf Course Manage. January, pp. 199-202.

Busey, P. 2004c. Managing goosegrass II. Removal: Post-emergence treatment for goose grass should not be the first line of defense. Golf Course Manage. February, pp. 132-136.

See also

Goosegrass blocks irrigation

Hand weeding goosegrass in sports turf