How can I get rid of Quack grass in my Asparagus patch ?? Thanks,

Asked May 10, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT

How can I get rid of Quack grass in my Asparagus patch ?? Thanks,

Stearns County Minnesota

1 Response

There is no easy answer to your question. Quackgrass is a perennial grass that is spread by underground rhizomes, Even if you leave small pieces, it will sprout again. The only way to get rid of it in your situation is using glyphosate (Roundup). Since Roundup will kill your asparagus if it comes in contact with green tissue, you have to be very careful using it. Read here about quack grass:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/weeds/controlling-quackgrass-in-gardens/