Awns on the spikelets readily attach to hair and skin. Apparently they can harm certain animals by working into noses, mouths, or intestines. Others indicate little injury to livestock or deer that graze the foliage. Certain meadow barley populations are susceptible to fungal diseases, particularly head smut and leaf or stem rust. Fungicides may be needed for control. Consult with your local Extension Service agent, plant disease control handbook, or other experts for advice. The species has potential to be weedy under certain conditions and is listed as a weed in cotton.
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