Lolium italicum Italian ryegrass.
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Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass has been a problem in Mississippi for a couple of years.
Problems with glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass escalated during 2012 in Mississippi.
Italian Ryegrass can stall winter wheat growth if efforts aren't made to control it, according to Kansas State University Extension agronomists.
Research is backing producers' intense efforts this fall to attack glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass using a variety of methods in attempts to limit the damage this troublesome weed can cause.
Due to the lack of herbicide options for Italian ryegrass in wheat and the frequency of resistant populations, a tremendous amount of Italian ryegrass goes to seed in fields of Mississippi wheat.