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Controlling Cogongrass

by Stephanie Worley Firley, Eastern Threat Center

Has cogongrass invaded your land? The first step — and the easiest — is identifying the plant itself, which the U.S. federal government and multiple states list as a noxious weed. Cogongrass has some features that make it fairly easy to identify.

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Posted in Insects and Diseases, Invasive Plants, Threats

Cogongrass Can Be Stopped

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Communications

Over the past decade, U.S. Forest Service researchers have been working with university cooperators to find some way to slow down or stop the relentless spread of cogongrass. In late 2014, Auburn University researchers reported results that demonstrated, for the

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Posted in Forest Health Protection, Invasive Plants, Longleaf Pines, Restoration, Threats

Cogongrass Continues to Invade the South

by Stephanie Worley Firley, Eastern Threat Center

It grows on every continent except Antarctica and has earned a reputation as one of the worst weeds on earth — and according to U.S. Forest Service emeritus scientist Jim Miller, cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is without doubt one of the

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Posted in Forest Inventory & Analysis, Invasive Plants, Threats
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