Herbicide program can control kikuyugrass in cool-season turf.
In 4 field trials conducted in the coastal and inland valleys of southern California during 1989-91, the effects were evaluated of MSMA (at 2-5 lb/acre) and triclopyr (at 0.5 lb), each applied alone or in combination, for the control of kikuyugrass (Pennisetum clandestinum) in turf. Sequential applications of MSMA + triclopyr at 2 + 0.5 lb resulted in 88% control of P. clandestinum, whilst MSMA + triclopyr at 5 + 0.5 lb resulted in 100% control. Herbicide applications increased the plug diam. of Lolium perenne and Poa pratensis in P. clandestinum sod, due to reduced competition from the weed.