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Grassbur




Grassbur
 (Cenchrus echinatus) Also called sand spur, sticker bur and field sandbur, it is a summer annual grassy weed adapted to dry, sandy soils but can be found growing in other types of soils as well. Small black seeds in the sharp, spiny burs generally start germinating in late spring and will continue to germinate until late summer or early fall months. Plant will continue to grow until the first hard frost or freeze occurs in the fall. Generally not a problem in well maintained turfgrass areas. Apply compost, corn gluten meal, lava sand and the entire organic program for best control.



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