Phil Busey Agronomy
Consulting Inc.


Weeds and weed control

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Community services: (identify weeds) (discussion)

Weeds are a major indicator of landscape and turfgrass plant health and are an important management issue. Integrated weed control involves a combination of biological control, cultural management, herbicides, and mechanical control.

Practical ideas with videos:

Goosegrass blocks irrigation
Hand weeding goosegrass in sports turf
Mechanical control of aquatic weeds


Busey, P. 2001. Goosegrass most difficult weed in South Florida. Florida Turf Digest, September-October, 24-27.
Busey, P. 1992. Seedling growth, fertilization timing, and establishment of bahiagrass. Crop Sci. 32:1099-1103.
Busey, P. 2003. Reduction of torpedograss (Panicum repens) canopy and rhizomes by quinclorac split applications. Weed Technology 17:190-194.
Busey, P. 2003. Cultural management of weeds in turfgrass: A review. Crop Science 43:1899-1911.
Busey, P., T. K. Broschat, and D. L. Johnston. 2003. Injury to landscape and vegetable plants by volatile turf herbicides. HortTechnology 13: 650-653.
Busey, P. 2004. Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) control with foramsulfuron in bermudgrass (Cynodon spp.) turf. Weed Technology 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.Busey, P., and D. L. Johnston. 2005. Predicting preemergence herbicide effects on overseeded perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne). Internat. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 10:1179-1181.
Busey, P. and D. L. Johnston. 2006. Impact of cultural factors on weed populations in St. Augustinegrass turf. Weed Sci. 54:961-967.
Arrieta, C., P. Busey, and S. H. Daroub. 2009. Goosegrass and bermudagrass competition under compaction. Agron. J. 101:11-16
Busey, P. 2009. Irrigation interval and herbicide reduces dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata) in St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) turf. Internat. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 11:1167-1175.
Busey, P. 2009. Proliferation and detection of contamination in turfgrass vegetative propagation. Internat. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 11:1177-1182.
Broschat, T. K. and Busey, P. 2010. Toxicity of turfgrass postemergence herbicides to Wodyetia. Palms 54:137-140.