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Weed of the Month - Cheatgrass
Most are very familiar with cheatgrass. However early identification can be the key to control. Cheatgrass is a tufted, cool-season annual bunchgrass with erect or ascending culms*; characteristically reaching a height of 4 to 36 inches; leaf sheaths and culms are densely and softly pubescent to pilose*, upper sheaths sometimes glabrous*; auricles are absent; ligule* is less than 1/8 inch long, glabrous, obtuse, lacerate; blades are flat, less than 1/4 inch wide and up to 6-1/4 inches long; both surfaces softly hairy.
Long-term cheatgrass control is now possible!
One application of Rejuvra Herbicide controls cheatgrass and other invasive annual grasses for up to four years. Rejuvra works by depleting the annual invasive grass seed bank by inhibiting germinating weeds in the top layer of soil, while leaving desirable perennial grasses, forbs, and shrubs unaffected below.
This means the ideal application timeframe is June through mid August for the restoration of your grounds native plant communities. The result is increased forage production, increased forage quality, improved livestock performance, and improved ranch efficiency and profitability.
For more information go to www.rejuvra.com.
Culms - the hollow stem of a grass or cereal plant
Pilose - covered with long soft hairs
Glabrous - free from hair or down; smooth
Ligule - a narrow strap-shaped part of a plant, a membranous scale on the inner side of the
leaf sheath at its junction with the blade
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