Biology and Control of Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) in Southern Forests
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Invasive grass
Cogongrass biology
Cogongrass distribution
Cogongrass management
Herbicide control

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Minogue, Patrick Joseph, Brent V. Brodbeck, and James H. Miller. 2018. “Biology and Control of Cogongrass (Imperata Cylindrica) in Southern Forests: FR342/FR411, 3/2018”. EDIS 2018 (2). Gainesville, FL.


Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.) is a Southeast Asian warm-season perennial grass species that has spread to all continents except Antarctica. It is considered among the worst problematic weeds on a global scale. Control of cogongrass is difficult, especially in forests. This 6-page fact sheet written by Patrick J. Minogue, Brent V. Brodbeck, and James H. Miller and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation presents recommendations for control strategies that will work in mixed pine-hardwood forests and pine forests.
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