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RE: nutgrass/roundup resistant weeds

diesel and a lit match??


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:29:55 -0800

>Speaking of plant killers-  I was reading an article today in the UCD paper,
>that they've done research and found that some plants are becoming roundup
>"resistant". Gee, I wonder what took so long to figure it out that this was
>possible.  It also was specifically talking about concerns for genetically
>modified plants to be round-up resistant, wondering how then to kill those
>plants when they become pests.
>Interesting thought.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Kitty
>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:22 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Amer. Gardener/nutgrass
>Cyperus esculentus, called Yellow Nutsedge here, can be a pain.  If pulled
>carefully and consistently, I think it can be reasonably controlled. I've
>never totally eradicated it, but if I pull the young ones carefully getting
>the nut and as much root as possible, I have less trouble with it spreading.
>However, there's alwys one a foot tall hiding inside some daylilies or
>behind some tall plant that I don't catch quickly enough.  Still, by staying
>on top of it, it seems to have become less of a nuisance in my yard.
>Ortho does make a nutsedge killer that is supposed to be safe for
>turfgrasses, but I didn't find it any more effective than the handpulling.
>Handpulling is always warned against in everything I've read, but often I
>think we just have to find what works best for us in our own situation.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:57 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Amer. Gardener/nutgrass
>> This is the nutgrass here in Texas, Pam, Cyperus esculentus.  It is called
>> Yellow nut sedge here.  There is also a Purple nut sedge, Cyperus
>> Both form tubers that are edible, but not sure how.....raw, cooked, etc.
>> are distinguished by the color of the flower heads, if that is what you
>want to
>> call it.
>> There are a number of other nut sedges that are problems in lawns, but to
>> knowledge these do not have that tuber.  Most of the most common nutgrass
>> nut sedge seen in Tx. turf and gardens are the two mentioned above.
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
>> In a message dated 1/21/2004 11:02:43 PM Central Standard Time,
>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> Cyperus esculentus
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