OLD WEED IN A NEW HOME - THAT'S COGONGRASS

COGONGRASS (IMPERATA CYLINDRICA (L.) BEAUV.) IS WIDELY DISTRIBUTED IN TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL LANDS. MORE RECENTLY IT INVADED THE UNITED STATES, AND ALABAMA HAS ITS SHARE. AUTHORITIES HAVE JUDGED THIS SPECIES TO BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S 10 WORST WEED SPECIES. IN JANUARY 1970 THE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION RECEIVED A COGONGRASS STUDY GRANT FROM THE U. S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS AND THE ALABAMA STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. RESEARCH WAS BEGUN TO LEARN REPRODUCTIVE HABITS OF COGONGRASS AND TO DEVELOP METHODS OF CONTROLLING OR ERADICATING IT FROM HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY. RESULTS SHOW THAT VIABLE SEED ARE PRODUCED, BUT NOT IN LARGE QUANTITIES. SOME PROMISING RESULTS WERE OBTAINED WITH HERBICIDAL CONTROL, BUT AT THIS TIME THERE ARE NO DEFINITE CONCLUSIONS ABOUT CONTROL PRACTICES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 18, No 2, P 4
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highlights of Agricultural Research

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  • Authors:
    • Dickens, R
    • Buchanan, G A
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00205164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1971 12:00AM