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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 17 / 2017

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    New York

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    B Eig


This weed is prolific! Sprayed with weed b gon, about 2-3 weeks ago, one plant at a time. Took my time and did a through job. Very slow action, lots of yellow now, but more plants than I initially sprayed are now infiltrating my lawn. Have had them for a few years now, but now they are really out of control. Have to get rid of them once and for all.Help!


  • B Eig Apprentice says:

    Bobby, Been a month now, and the weed seems to be under control for now. No obvious seed pods sticking up above the grass! Thanks for the help, Barry

    May 17th, 2017 at 4:21pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Barry I have looked at several common preEmergent labels and have not found one that controls hairy bittercress. In the metro Atlanta area between the first of September and the end of April lawn service companies may apply four or five applications of pre and post emergent weed controls. The post emergents are apparently controlling the bittercress here. Check out this NC State link re: hairy bittercress.

    April 20th, 2017 at 11:33pm

  • B Eig Apprentice says:

    Bobby, thanks for the info. Will Spray weed b gon tomorrow with a hose end sprayer, and then wait. This fall the pre-emergent goes down. Hope that brings at under control. Barry

    April 20th, 2017 at 11:16am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Barry the active in Halts is pendimethalin. Cress is not listed on it’s label as being a weed that is controlled.

    April 19th, 2017 at 10:44am

  • B Eig Apprentice says:

    Bobby, Thank you for the ID and how-to. Will be going after them as soon as it stops raining this Friday. Will let you know the results. BTW, I spread Halts last week, will that stop its seed from germinating too? Best Barry

    April 19th, 2017 at 8:18am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Pre Emergents are helpful in warm season turfs in controlling or suppressing bittercress. In New York your lawn may be seeded in the fall. Check out this link for other options in controlling hairy bittercress.

    April 18th, 2017 at 9:45pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Hairy Bittercress. Try Fall preEmergents.

    April 18th, 2017 at 8:13pm

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