nutsedge


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nut·sedge

or nut sedge  (nŭt′sĕj′)
n.
Either of two sedges (Cyperus esculentus or C. rotundus) having nutlike tubers, often occurring as weeds in agricultural fields, gardens, and lawns.

[From the shape of the tubers.]
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Noun1.nutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubersnutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
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Kohl (1993) found that water stress enhanced the concentration of allelopathic compounds in the tuber and rhizosphere of purple nutsedge.
The effect of the fungus Balansia cyperi on the growth and reproduction of purple nutsedge, Cyperus rotundus.
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2005, 2007) found that reducing methyl bromide plus chloropicrin rates by one-half under VIF controlled nutsedge similarly to the full-rate of 350 pounds per acre applied under standard films.
I even tried a sinful herbicide, and the nutsedge laughed it off.
Managing purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) populations utilizing herbicide strategies and crop rotation sequences.
Tip of the week: By way of e-mail, Al Fournier has asked for a solution to his nutgrass or nutsedge problem.