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Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons present, long
Rhizomes present
Leaves folded in the bud
Ligule a fringe of hairs
Collar narrow, covered with long hairs
Auricles absent
Sheaths strongly compressed, sparsely hairy
Blades short, 1/8 inch wide, rough along the edges, sharp pointed
Seedhead 3 to 5 slender spikes, joining at the top of the main stem
Spikelets oval, in two rows, containing a single seed
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height:

Hybrid: 0.5 to 1.25 inches
   Common: 1 to 2 inches

Establishment: Seed (Some Cultivars), Sod, Sprig
Fertilization: 2 to 5 lbs/ 1000 ft2/ Year
Adaptation: Statewide [View Map]
 
General Description
A warm season perennial that creeps by strong rhizomes and stolons and forms an excellent turfgrass. Most improved hybrid varieties are planted by stolons or sod. Often found as a wiry, spreading weed in northern states. Common south of a line from Maryland to Kansas and northern California
 
Current Articles
2004 Update on Bermudagrass Cultivars
  PDF
Bermudagrass Cultivation
 PDF
Bermudagrass Encroachment into Creeping Bentgrass Greens
Weed HTML PDF
Bermudagrass Lawn Calendar
 PDF
Bermudagrass Lawn Management
UGA Coop. Ext. Ser. Circular 837HTML PDF
Bermudagrass Suppression in Seashore Paspalum Grasses
Weed HTML PDF
Common Bermudagrass Control in Zoysiagrass
Weed HTML PDF
Does Vertical Mowing Encourage Emergence of Weeds in Bermudagrass Turf
Weed HTML PDF
Herbicide Effects on Perennial Ryegrass Transition to Bermudagrass
Weed HTML PDF
Influence of Herbicides on the Spring Transition of Bermudagrass Overseeded with Perennial Ryegrass
Weed HTML PDF
Purple Nutsedge Control with Imazaquin in Bermudagrass Turf
Weed HTML PDF
Suggested Weed Control Calendar for Bermudagrass Athletic Fields
Weed HTML PDF
Suggested Weed Control for Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass and Zoysiagrass Sod Fields
Weed HTML PDF
Tolerance of Bermudagrass Greens Overseeded with 'Poa trivialis'
Weed HTML PDF
Weed Control in Bermudagrass and Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens
Weed HTML PDF
 
Common Problems
Spring Dead Spot
Helminthospoium Leaf Spot
Dollar Spot
Large Patch
 
Popular Cultivars
Seeded
Vegetative
Arizona Common
Tifway (419)
Princess 77
Tifway II
Riviera
Southern Star
Tifgreen
Majestic
Tifton 10
Savannah
Jackpot
 
 
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