What kind of weed is this?

Asked May 15, 2019, 3:18 PM EDT

Could you tell me what kind of weed this is and how to rid it from our field/food plot? We have worked up the field many times this spring so far and it is still growing...it does spread outward like a vine

Osceola County Michigan

1 Response

Hello. This plant is a monocot, a type of grass. The reason it is spreading is because every time you work the field and are breaking/cutting the root system new plants are beginning from every little piece of root. Eradicating it is going to mean careful hand pulling for a few years or an herbicide targeted to grass plants. Broadleaf weed killers will not be effective. If you choose an herbicide read and follow the label directions carefully.