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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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Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree growth, wildlife habitat, and property values. Photo credit: C. Evans, UGA The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016. …

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Solutions for Cogongrass!

Cogongrass dominating the landscape. Photo credit: Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org. A U.S. Forest Service grant is again available to assist non-industrial private landowners with the cost of controlling cogongrass. Applications will be accepted starting October 15, 2015. The program reimburses landowners for 50% of the cost for two consecutive years with …

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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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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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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://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/27/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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