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0000504464 00000 n 0000471683 00000 n 0001060074 00000 n 0000193368 00000 n 0000052154 00000 n 0001247134 00000 n 0000737263 00000 n 0000469305 00000 n 0001224780 00000 n 0000265773 00000 n 0000823071 00000 n 0000794380 00000 n 0001239840 00000 n 0000274344 00000 n 0000181588 00000 n 0001236195 00000 n 0000555722 00000 n 0000251879 00000 n Both of these chemistries are non-selective and should be used with care. 0001187352 00000 n 0000179956 00000 n 0000219241 00000 n 0000246609 00000 n Cogongrass first appeared in the area around Grand Bay, Alabama as an escape from S… 0000799435 00000 n 0001236572 00000 n 0000686712 00000 n 0000948803 00000 n 0000298422 00000 n 0000586255 00000 n 0000339622 00000 n 0001223476 00000 n 0000710909 00000 n 0000938672 00000 n 0000982190 00000 n 0000726461 00000 n 0001111407 00000 n 0000583554 00000 n 0001224027 00000 n 0000475856 00000 n 0000225491 00000 n 0000179219 00000 n 0000273136 00000 n 0000246809 00000 n 0001197201 00000 n 0000858762 00000 n 0000181946 00000 n 0000832656 00000 n 0001072372 00000 n 0001240223 00000 n 0000923304 00000 n Recently, surveys in Asia an East Africa for potential biological control agents, identified several insect herbivores , including several genera of stem borers and gall-forming midges, that show some promise. 0001249920 00000 n 0000588641 00000 n 0000861459 00000 n Unfortunately, cogongrass will eventually begin to re-infest in spite of control, so you must continue to remove cogongrass and treat re-infested areas before this grass can regain a foothold. 0000437103 00000 n 0000395444 00000 n 0000939630 00000 n 0001071163 00000 n 0000205527 00000 n 0000656019 00000 n 0000214114 00000 n 0001189829 00000 n 0000272180 00000 n 0000206456 00000 n 0001223844 00000 n It has become established in the southeastern United States within the last fifty years, with Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida having extensive acreage of roadway and pasture infested with cogongrass. 0000341820 00000 n Cogongrass is a hardy, fast-growing invasive weed that is spreading across the Southeast. 0000736303 00000 n 0001215353 00000 n 0000250501 00000 n 0000975261 00000 n 0000719772 00000 n 0000424524 00000 n 0001187543 00000 n 0001246742 00000 n 0001212794 00000 n 0000185636 00000 n 0000243607 00000 n 0001190215 00000 n There are other grasses that may possess one or two of these characteristics but cogongrass will generally exhibit all the traits listed. 0000213887 00000 n 0000751734 00000 n 0001212033 00000 n 0000264344 00000 n 0000299413 00000 n 0001229236 00000 n 0000211056 00000 n 0000213476 00000 n 0001237195 00000 n 0000860111 00000 n 0000240489 00000 n 0000448420 00000 n 0001068124 00000 n 0000383616 00000 n 0001235122 00000 n 0000192274 00000 n 0000193589 00000 n 0000578103 00000 n 0000632774 00000 n 0001221127 00000 n Try the VRDEC Bull Selection Tool, Cogongrass – Now’s the Best Time to Start Control, Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs – Deadline November 20, Cotton and Coffee: Wake Up with Us – December 1, Controlling Invasive Woody Plants – December 2, AGAware Farm Risk Management Webinar – December 9, FSA’s CFAP2 Program – Application Deadline December 11, Texas A&M Offers QuickBooks Desktop Training for Farmers and Ranchers Online in 2020, UF/IFAS Animal Science Offering Know Your Heifer Program, Cogongrass is quite tolerant of fire and burns, Tillage can be a part of a control strategy for cogongrass. 0000910411 00000 n 0000052902 00000 n 0001058509 00000 n 0000186003 00000 n Problems with cogon grass of- ten have arisen on lands cleared of natural forest, which are then quickly colonized by cogon grass before cultivation, during plantation establishment and growth, or soon after … 0001255880 00000 n 0000600477 00000 n 0001227470 00000 n 0000866864 00000 n 0001204019 00000 n 0001254141 00000 n 0000221640 00000 n 0001026452 00000 n 0000745920 00000 n 0000697608 00000 n 0001191890 00000 n 0000995127 00000 n 0000742125 00000 n 0001033314 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Don’t forget to include a surfactant with your herbicide. Grass is 1-5 ft. tall, often leaning into mats when over 3 ft. tall, tufts of long leaves, yellow … 0000102707 00000 n 0000253813 00000 n 0000877153 00000 n 0001195887 00000 n 0001186670 00000 n 0000526601 00000 n 0000693925 00000 n 0000294586 00000 n 0000268465 00000 n 0000647051 00000 n 0000675417 00000 n 0000210884 00000 n It is advisable to consult with your county’s agriculture or natural resources Extension Agent to develop a control plan specifically for your situation. 0001184864 00000 n Below are some additional points to consider regarding chemical control of cogongrass. 0000543834 00000 n 0000105638 00000 n 0000237313 00000 n 0000119107 00000 n 0000618810 00000 n 0001204223 00000 n 0000809858 00000 n 0000256551 00000 n The leaf margins are finely serrated and very sharp when felt “against the grain”. 0000991489 00000 n 0000221455 00000 n The leaves reach 2–6 feet in height. This plant is … 0001101069 00000 n 0000052022 00000 n 0000264529 00000 n 0001255292 00000 n 0000643623 00000 n 0000266321 00000 n 0000053025 00000 n 0001239223 00000 n 0001207616 00000 n 0000901173 00000 n 0000934717 00000 n 0000514976 00000 n 0001197397 00000 n 0000485216 00000 n 0001191300 00000 n 0000182139 00000 n 0000735322 00000 n 0000547598 00000 n 0000284858 00000 n 0001253082 00000 n 0001196804 00000 n 0000937353 00000 n Cogongrass is VERY difficult to control. 0000775823 00000 n 0000352558 00000 n 0001199382 00000 n 0000912687 00000 n 0000390563 00000 n 0000292679 00000 n 0000671694 00000 n 0000210503 00000 n 0000825248 00000 n Cogongrass leaves are very plain looking and will frequently blend into the landscape until infestations become severe. 0001221496 00000 n The seed head (Figure 3) is fluffy, white, and plume-like. 0000776772 00000 n 0000259925 00000 n 0000133023 00000 n 0000105749 00000 n 0000959109 00000 n startxref 0000933399 00000 n 0000582191 00000 n 0001245576 00000 n 0000990101 00000 n 0001245947 00000 n 0000255956 00000 n 0000500497 00000 n 0001181946 00000 n 0000234845 00000 n 0000182518 00000 n 0000944873 00000 n 0000709701 00000 n 0000228217 00000 n 0001210228 00000 n 0000218413 00000 n 0000488827 00000 n 0000213666 00000 n 0001236378 00000 n 0000052066 00000 n 0001240050 00000 n 0000797379 00000 n 0000947493 00000 n 0001261396 00000 n 0000928171 00000 n 0000741169 00000 n 0000179403 00000 n 0000429420 00000 n 0000857420 00000 n 0001210042 00000 n 0001211832 00000 n 0000804471 00000 n 0000610131 00000 n 0001220945 00000 n 0000233528 00000 n 0001205832 00000 n 0000659612 00000 n 0001210597 00000 n 0000458469 00000 n 0000208102 00000 n 0000182703 00000 n 0000483890 00000 n 0000813150 00000 n 0000281025 00000 n 0001229656 00000 n 0000194364 00000 n 0000158011 00000 n Cogongrass in small (less than 20 foot diameter) patches can be treated with a glyphosate solution in early fall (August through October). 0000188198 00000 n 0000236583 00000 n 0000768129 00000 n 0000196355 00000 n 0001185671 00000 n 0000550292 00000 n 0000965902 00000 n 0000345415 00000 n 0000818605 00000 n 0000715006 00000 n 0000320428 00000 n 0000727433 00000 n 0000217107 00000 n 0000103165 00000 n 0000905157 00000 n Wildlife dependant on native species can no longer survive where cogongrass has taken over. 0000654844 00000 n 0000786604 00000 n 0000264959 00000 n Cogon grass is globally known as a pest and one of the top ten worst weeds in the world. 0000194916 00000 n Cogongrass spreads very effectively via fragmented rhizomes. 0000330200 00000 n 0000762454 00000 n 0001223658 00000 n 0000177620 00000 n 0000206067 00000 n 0000634909 00000 n 0000224368 00000 n When cogongrass is present, native species die out. 0001182507 00000 n In most situations, control requires multiple years with multiple herbicide treatments each year. 0001187737 00000 n 0000197489 00000 n 0000252260 00000 n 0000644782 00000 n 0000831476 00000 n 0001067156 00000 n 0001197792 00000 n 0000231387 00000 n 0000812055 00000 n 0000202562 00000 n 0001249310 00000 n 0000323732 00000 n 0000216554 00000 n 0000883408 00000 n 0000191345 00000 n 0001220564 00000 n 0000233141 00000 n 0000558485 00000 n 0000179775 00000 n 0000985953 00000 n 0000782748 00000 n 0001242591 00000 n 0000896235 00000 n 0001241173 00000 n 0000249722 00000 n 0001213176 00000 n 0001187916 00000 n 0001096796 00000 n 0000052726 00000 n 0000774878 00000 n 0001203809 00000 n 0000301370 00000 n 0001216468 00000 n 0001229850 00000 n 0001196268 00000 n 0000272897 00000 n 0000236035 00000 n 0001234146 00000 n 0000743080 00000 n 0001260463 00000 n 0001233589 00000 n 0000247198 00000 n 0000333688 00000 n Figure 4. 0000983159 00000 n 0000570577 00000 n 0001179856 00000 n 0001261807 00000 n 0001234758 00000 n 0001260657 00000 n 0001226755 00000 n 0000718827 00000 n 0000277974 00000 n 0000856096 00000 n 0000707268 00000 n 0000682861 00000 n 0000103608 00000 n 0000236213 00000 n 0001099521 00000 n 0000228579 00000 n 0001181596 00000 n Several distinctive features aid in the identification of cogongrass. 0000803497 00000 n 0000196726 00000 n 0000253608 00000 n The image shows where road graders have spread cogongrass down a roadside. 0000642485 00000 n 0001230787 00000 n 0000884716 00000 n 0000184536 00000 n 0000180512 00000 n 0000553002 00000 n 0001181769 00000 n 0000274525 00000 n 0001152399 00000 n 0000805510 00000 n 0000052594 00000 n Cylindrical in shape; 2-8 inches in length (total flower or seed head) Silvery white in color; Light fluffy dandelion-like seeds; Blooms from late … 0000317091 00000 n 0001227835 00000 n 0001207443 00000 n 0000957788 00000 n 0000200539 00000 n 0000346623 00000 n 0000829393 00000 n 0000824156 00000 n 0001249111 00000 n 0000206260 00000 n 0000772033 00000 n 0000864140 00000 n 0000867844 00000 n 0001207820 00000 n Cogongrass is by no means a new issue in Northwest Florida, this highly aggressive, invasive species has been causing problems in pastures, pine plantations, rights-of way, and about everywhere else you can think of for many years. 0001234563 00000 n 0000240125 00000 n 0000814289 00000 n 0000541147 00000 n This weed spreads not only by an aggressive root system, but also by fluffy white seed heads that produce an abundance of wind-blown seed in the early summer. 0001179299 00000 n 0001181242 00000 n Figure 5. 0001258439 00000 n 0001251970 00000 n 0001254512 00000 n 0000191164 00000 n 0000316115 00000 n The leaves also have a prominent, off-set white midrib (Figure 2). 0000090765 00000 n 0000193798 00000 n 0000918070 00000 n 0001207260 00000 n 0000260150 00000 n 0000184721 00000 n 0000889968 00000 n 0000717875 00000 n 0001255490 00000 n 0000336031 00000 n 0000272713 00000 n 0000273317 00000 n 0000571720 00000 n Glyphosate (RoundUp and many generics) and Imazapyr (trade names include Arsenal, Chopper, and Habitat) are the two effective chemical options. 0000973877 00000 n 0000199502 00000 n Imazapyr is highly active on hardwood trees and. 0001104923 00000 n 0000309594 00000 n 0000388354 00000 n 0000967317 00000 n 0000597883 00000 n 0000729448 00000 n 0000234268 00000 n 0000400230 00000 n 0001255071 00000 n 0000188775 00000 n 0000181775 00000 n 0000626250 00000 n 0001249729 00000 n cogon grass; Other Scientific Names. Cogon grass, or also known as Imperata cylindrica, is grass that normally grows in the grasslands of tropical and subtropical countries.Native to Asia, Australia, Africa, and southern … 0001197601 00000 n 0001200784 00000 n 0001242789 00000 n 0000919385 00000 n You can count out that use. 0000417927 00000 n 0000490160 00000 n 0001073596 00000 n 0000052330 00000 n 0000219792 00000 n 0000663185 00000 n 0000216922 00000 n 0000265956 00000 n 0001246120 00000 n The rhizomes are generally found as a thick mat in the top 6 inches of the soil. 0000759495 00000 n Older stands put down deeper roots and … 0000456185 00000 n 0000627296 00000 n 0000030540 00000 n Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress. 0000283888 00000 n 0000817504 00000 n 0000649303 00000 n 0000190415 00000 n 0000204257 00000 n 0000102128 00000 n 0000739263 00000 n 0000287763 00000 n 0000212934 00000 n 0000227864 00000 n 0000438406 00000 n 0000209375 00000 n 0000537077 00000 n 0000705056 00000 n 0000232122 00000 n 0001239406 00000 n 0000185821 00000 n 0000240664 00000 n 0000255398 00000 n 0000450967 00000 n 0000419266 00000 n 0001233775 00000 n 0000878464 00000 n 0000987349 00000 n 0000724535 00000 n 0000324828 00000 n 0000236768 00000 n 0000453535 00000 n 0000070156 00000 n 0000420585 00000 n 0000589963 00000 n 0000573027 00000 n Although cogongrass has many natural pests, including more than 80 pathogens, 90 insects, and several nematodes and mites reported worldwide (Van Loan et al. 0001194845 00000 n 0000191527 00000 n 0001224596 00000 n Native tree seedlings and grasses are pushed out disrupting the entire ecosystem of the area. 0000433221 00000 n 0000105932 00000 n 0000909111 00000 n 0001236812 00000 n 0000674174 00000 n It affects the lives of vegetation around, wildlife habitat, recreation, site management, and even native plants that can only be found in specific places. 0001191092 00000 n Cogongrass is an aggressive, rhizomatous, perennial grass that is distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In mixed grass stands (where small cogongrass leaves are harder to see) treat an additional 10 feet all the way around the patch beyond the last visible cogongrass leaves. 6 0 obj <> endobj 0000191708 00000 n 0000765297 00000 n 0000888654 00000 n 0000247585 00000 n 0001200598 00000 n 0000272356 00000 n Combining a fall treatment with an additional application to the Spring regrowth (when leaf area is adequate) is an effective one-two punch to start a control plan. 0000052770 00000 n 0000239937 00000 n 0000236953 00000 n 0001254702 00000 n The problem is that before planting we have something called Cogon grass. 0000246059 00000 n 0000209185 00000 n 0000725498 00000 n 0000416724 00000 n 0000661987 00000 n 0000224921 00000 n 0000777770 00000 n 0000525283 00000 n 0000452252 00000 n 0000507165 00000 n 0001179490 00000 n 0000222694 00000 n 0000199674 00000 n 0000623063 00000 n Graze goats or cows to make lemonade out of the cogongrass lemons you ’ ll just graze goats or to. 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