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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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Loyant controls key grasses such as barnyard grass, junglerice, water grass, and broadleaf signal grass, as well as sedges including rice flatsedge, smallflower umbrella sedge, yellow and purple nutsedge. Loyant is also effective on most important broadleaf weed species, making it one of most comprehensive herbicides now available in the market.
Six species of weeds--distributed in three botanic families-were identified by Study 1 since they infested the culture of irrigated rice: red rice (Oryza sativa L.) and buffalo grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.) (Poaceae family); small-flowered nutsedge (Cyperus difformis L.) and yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) (Cyperaceae family); and Guyanese arrowhead (Sagittaria guyanensis Kunth) and California arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis Cham & Schlecht) (Alismataceae family) (Table 2).
Vavrina, "Biological control and its integration in weed management systems for purple and yellow nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus and C.
esculentus (yellow nutsedge), died only after .3-4 wk post-glyphosate application.
Now approaching retirement in an era when King Football reigned, he had tried and searched the diamonds in the neighborhood and only found lumpy outfields filled with lonely clumps of nutsedge and he could not abide the sight of the high school baseball team whose pitcher appeared a monolithic man of stone, nothing of beauty, nothing of skill, nothing of the sweet American pastime that Everett adored, once hugging a transistor and tracing his finger along the edges and across the dimples of the amplifier covering.
The addition of the compound to the US rice marketplace will provide an alternative SOA, thereby providing effective control of propanil-, quinclorac-, clomazone-, and ALS-resistant barnyardgrass, ALS-resistant rice flatsedge, smallflower umbrella sedge, yellow nutsedge, and other troublesome weeds in rice cropping system [12].
[14] reported 38 to 59% reduction in corn yield through interference from field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.), purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.), and puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris L.).
Purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.) management in cotton with combined application of Sorgaab and S-metolachlor.
We recorded that the porcupine excavates and consumes subterranean organs of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus), stumps of shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) and clipping of its saplings.
There's several plants that we're seeing just now - yellow nutsedge just came on our farm here in the last year.