Will the EU ban the garden use of glyphosphate the best chemical cure for Couch grass?
Couch grass is an invasive perennial garden weed.
In the north of England it is called twitch but elsewhere it is called quick grass, quitch, dog grass, quackgrass, scutch grass, and witchgrass.
The latin species names are Elytrigia repens or Elymus repens.
What is Couch Grass
- Couch spreads under ground and can get amongst your other plants.
- Couch grows on most soil types except those with a very low pH.
- It prefers heavier land but is able to spread by rhizomes in lighter soils.
- Couch growth is especially vigorous on uncultivated land.
- Common couch can form dense clumps that exclude other vegetation. The pointed roots will invade new areas.
- If left undisturbed a mat of young rhizomes forms in the upper 4″ of soil.
- The aerial shoots are not killed by freezing.