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Weed of the Week: Cogongrass

Cogongrass will take over native or cultivated vegetation, as can be seen in this hay field. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every …

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Cogongrass Spreading in the Panhandle

A recent increase in the spread of cogongrass has landowners scrambling to find ways to stop this invasive plant. There are ways to combat cogongrass, with positive identification and persistent treatment being paramount. Figure 1: From left to right, Cogongrass Infestation, Uneven Mid-Rib, and “Toothpick” Root. Credit: Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS Gulf County Extension Cogongrass (Imperata …

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Identify Cogongrass Now – Look for the Seedheads

Cogongrass seedheads are easily spotted this time of year.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin We are well into spring and a wide variety of plants are showing off their colorful blooms. As lovely as most of the blooms are, some springtime colors are an unwelcome sight. Such is the case with the showy, white seedhead that is …

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Identify Cogongrass Now: Look for the Seedheads

Cogongrass seedheads are easily spotted this time of year.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin We are well into spring and a wide variety of plants are showing off their colorful blooms. As lovely as most of the blooms are, some springtime colors are an unwelcome sight. Such is the case with the showy, white seedhead that is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/09/identify-cogongrass-now-look-for-the-seedheads/

Invasive Species of the Day: Cogongrass and Tawny Crazy Ant

Cogongrass (Imperata Cylindrica): Cogongrass Photo Credit: Chris Evans, Illionois Wildlife Action Plan, www.bugwood.org Cogongrass is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world.  This grass is an aggressive grower and forms colonies causing loss of productive forest areas, severe degradation of habitat, and economic issues.  Since its introduction in the 1900s, Cogongrass has spread …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/01/invasive-species-of-the-day-cogongrass-and-tawny-crazy-ant/

Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass will take over native or cultivated vegetation, as can bee seen in this hay field. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. “Invasive cogongrass spreads quickly and aggressively and can cause …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/cogongrass-treatment-cost-share-program/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 2nd): Cogongrass & Napier Grass

  March 2nd: Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) & Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum):   Photo by Jennifer Bearden Cogongrass: Cogongrass is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world.  This grass is an aggressive grower and forms colonies causing loss of productive forest areas, severe degradation of habitat, and economic issues.  Since its introduction in the …

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Cogongrass in the Panhandle

Join us for a workshop on the biology and control of cogongrass. January 14, 2014 Registration begins at 8:30am (Eastern Time) Program starts at 9:00am (Eastern Time) and will end at 4:30pm (Eastern Time). The cost of the workshop is $ 25 and includes lunch. Locations: Crestview, Fl Chipley, Fl Quincy, Fl Tallahassee, Fl Monticello, Fl …

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Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 4th): Cogongrass and Hydrilla

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 4th: Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) & Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata): Cogongrass Photo Credit: Chris Evans, Illionois Wildlife Action Plan, www.bugwood.org Cogongrass: Cogongrass is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world.  This grass is an aggressive grower and forms colonies causing loss of productive forest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/04/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-4th-cogongrass-and-hydrilla/

Identification and Control of Cogongrass

Without control measures cogongrass will readily displace native or cultivated vegetation. Rob Trawick, Jackson County Horticulture Agent Cogongrass (imperata cylindrical), initially, was accidently introduced near Grand Bay, AL  in approximately 1911. Seed in packing materials from Japan made its way into the environment. Purposeful expansion followed thereafter in areas of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/29/identification-and-control-of-cogongrass/

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