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Jun 21, 2023

How To Identify and Control Cogon Grass - Nancy Loewenstein, an Extension Specialist at Auburn University's College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

In this episode, Joe and Butch talk with Nancy Loewenstein, an Extension Specialist at Auburn University's College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and they discuss the identification, control, and long-term management of the invasive weed cogon grass. She begins by explaining cogon grass, its impact on landowners and the environment, and why it is a problem. She then delves into the physical characteristics of cogon grass, its growth patterns and reproductive methods, and the most common locations and conditions where it is likely to grow. Nancy then provides an overview of the different control methods available, including mechanical and chemical control methods, and offers advice on the effectiveness and limitations of each. Nancy also delves into how to maintain long-term control of cogon grass, such as developing and implementing a management plan and prevention techniques to reduce weed spread. Finally, she discusses additional resources for further information on cogon grass, including contacts for professional help and advice. With Nancy's guidance, you can now stay one step ahead, efficiently managing cogon grass infestations so you can enjoy hunting on your land for many years to come.



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