Japanese Stilt Grass report
After a mega infestation this year, am finally thinking we may be able to control this horrible, horrible invasive. If you have it, you MUST be EXTREMELY careful about the timing on when you pull it up!!!! We pulled too soon last year and are paying for it dearly this year.....You must wait until it is just about to go to seed/flower in August (zone 5/6)...we apparently pulled too soon in Early Summer and it came back. This year, we had to go nuclear and ordered some Acclaim Extra after a call to the CT Cooperative extension and received a very informative presentation on this weed from them. After four hours and sixteen gallons of the mix (with coconut oil as a surfacant) and two weeks of longingly waiting, the drifts of this stuff are shriveling and dying! We are not going to pull it up after spraying, since we have read the pulling disturbs the seeds in the ground from prior years, and will cause more to sprout. Another application is due in two more weeks (4 weeks after initial application) and then we plan on a preemergent (any recommendations for woodlands and edges?????) and another batch of Acclaim when the stilt grass rears its ugly head next spring....We WILL get this under control, before it jumps into the deep woods!!!