Herbicide that will kill the seeds of hare barley

Asked May 18, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT

Is there an herbicide that will kill the seeds of hare barley? I have been pulling it and spraying Round up on the young shoots but some of it on my farm already has very mature seed heads and I can't pull all of it. I have 16 acres. Thanks!

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

I have worked on trying to come up with solutions for hare barley management in pastures for a number of years and have yet to come up with anything that can selectively control it. Unfortunately non-selective control with things like glyphosate is still your best bet. We have tried to burn it or use animals to selectively graze it with little success. So Round-Up is still your best option.