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: 

Sources:

http://www.oak.ppws.vt.edu

 

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