THICKLY-MATTED cogongrass will choke out other vegetation. The "weed from hell" is rapidly spreading throughout the lower Southeast and is moving into the Southwest.
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FROM A FOOTHOLD in south Alabama, cogongrass is rapidly spreading across the South.
JIM HANCOCK, center, invasive plant control program coordinator for the Mississippi Forestry Commission at Brookhaven, discussed the threat of spreading cogongrass to Mississippi forestry and agriculture. With him are, left, Billy Caldwell, Southeast Timber Resources, Starkville, Miss., and Corey Fowler, Starkville.
ED WILLIAMS, from left, retired Oktibbeha County, Miss., Extension director; Julie White, current Oktibbeha County Extension director; and Lamar Kimbrough, retired Mississippi Extension forage specialist, were among those participating in a seminar on cogongrass.