Texas Panicum

Pest: Texas Panicum (panicum texanum)

Pest Type: Weed, grass


Major Identifying Features: Erect growth habit, grows close to the ground, ascending tips, grows 32 inches tall

Life Cycle: Summer annual

Pest Rating: Moderate

Management Rating: Moderate

Host/Season/Outbreak Information: Is found throughout the southeastern United States and is a significant weed of agronomic crops, seedlings are covered with soft hairs, first leaves are relatively broad, leaf blades are 3-11 inches long, no auricles, stems are covered in soft hairs, flowers are narrow panicles, each spike has 2 rows of spikelets, roots are fibrous

Damage Information: Reduces habitat of native perennial grasses

Management Options: 





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s