Urochloa piligera

Hairy armgrass

Other common names:

Not applicable.



The annual grass like weed can grow up to 60 cm tall. Ligules have a distinct fringe of hairs. Inflorescence compound, a panicle of 3-4 racemes generally flowering in Summer to Autumn.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm- and cool-season turfgrasses.



The weed has been identified within all states and territories of Australia, excluding VIC and TAS as of 2011 (AusGrass2).


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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