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It's me again!,
as always I need a little guidance.
I thought I had a problem with crabgrass, I used Quinclorac on 5/09 with pretty much no success,...so I gave it another round a few days ago,...again, not much has happened, however I know it is slow working product.

I started doing a little looking up, and I am pretty sure I actually have a problem with Quackgrass. My weeds have that sheath like cover that wraps around the stem, and also there are patches with the wheat like seedlings. I guess I can go take a few pics and come back.

My question is, what product would you recommend, and is it safe after using quinclorac,, the second time I mixed speed zone with the quinclorac.

Again my tall fescue was seeded on 4/22.
Thanks again guys.
 

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@Turfguy93 , thanks,....yet another weed!!!
I thought I had it all figured out.
Can anyone then recommend the best product for me to use?.... a miracle product that will kill everything but my tall fescue preferred.

Also, since my lawn has had 2 doses of Quinclorac, as well as some speed zone, will I be risking any problems?...it seems tall fescue is pretty tolerant to alot.
Now the speed zone was just applied so maybe that will have some effect on the annual bluegrass?
I will have to check the bottle.
Thanks again,
Joe
 

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Quackgrass (and Annual Ryegrass) has clasping auricles. They are very distinctive and not present on any Poa species. That doesn't look like quack to me, but I can't really tell from the photos. A close up pic of the auricles will help and is usually definitive.

If you do have Quackgrass, I recommend nuclear weapons. In all seriousness, though, you want to be very aggressive with quackgrass. It spreads by rhizomes, is very aggressive and there are very few (maybe zero?) selective herbicides for use in Fescue.
 

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drjoeshmoe said:
a miracle product that will kill everything but my tall fescue preferred.
It doesn't exist. Sorry, but that's the reality.

For POA annua, leave it alone, it will die from the summer heat.

Your images look like annual ryegrass, but it could be quack. I can't tell from the images. In the weed id thread someone recently posted very good images for quack, go and compare.

If annual ryegrass, do nothing it also dies with the summer heat.

If quack, then that's is a tough one. It needs round up. The real round up (glyphosate) and not the extended release one. You need to carefully paint the leafs of the quack without touching anything else.
 

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thanks, I have a bunch of these weeds I pulled out earlier,..I will try and get a better pic.
What product would best suit my tall fescue as a pre emergent?
I am really new to this.....
and whatever weed this is,...yes, it is spreading scary fast.
 

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The seed head above looks like annual ryegrass. It is common for seed blends sold in stores to have annual ryegrass and creeping red. They mix it in because it is cheap and grows fast so it gives you the perception of a working product, but it dies the next year.

http://purdueturftips.blogspot.com/2013/04/annual-ryegrass-showing-up-in-lawns.html?m=1
 

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What product would best suit my tall fescue as a pre emergent?
Two excellent options are prodiamine and dithiopyr. Generally, both are to be avoided if you plan to seed in 3 months or less.
They are best applied in late winter/early spring. In Tennessee, many people put down a preM in February.
Perhaps the best guide is to put down the PreM when you see Forsythia bloom in your area.
 
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