Weed control in Football Field

Asked October 21, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

We are located in Central Texas and have a severe problem with a woody, weed that is now blooming with small white flowers with a yellow center. Our grass is tif and well watered and fertilized. We think we will have to simply kill by using a spot control weed killer but are wondering if there is a selective herbicide. The weed is low profile. I wish I could tell you the name of it, but do not know how to identify it without sending you a photo.

Bell County Texas

3 Responses

This appears to be an Ox-Eyed Daisy
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Asteraceae)
Can be effectively controlled using any of several readily
available general use herbicides such as picioram, imazapyrp
and dicamba. Some herbicides may damage non-target
species. Be sure to follow label and state requirements.
Chemical applications in the rosette or pre-bloom stages of
growth are most effective.

I think you have not correctly identified the plant because the photo is not give enough detail. Our plant is very short, approximately 2.5" tall. It has hard, woody, branches and is low profile and spreading rapidly in our bermuda. I know we can kill it with Erase or perhaps Round Up. Our specific question is "Is there a selective herbicide suitable to spray over bermuda?'

Another possiblility, but the leaves don't look right is English Daisy (Bellis perennis)
– Fall applications are more effective
– Repeat treatments improve kill
– Spring treatments tend to recover
• Products:
– Mixtures with Dicamba, Triclopyr,
Clopyralid, Fluroxypyr, Drive. Drive.