COGONGRASS CONFERENCE SET NOV. 7-8 IN MOBILE
MOBILE, Ala. -- Experts from the United States Department of Agriculture, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and other agencies will address one of the South's most invasive plant species during a cogongrass conference Nov. 7-8 at the Mobile Convention Center in Mobile.
"Confronting the Cogongrass Crisis Across the South" will seek to inform farmers, landowners and others of the latest understanding in restoring lands, managing, controlling and eradicating cogongrass, as well as coordinate new strategies to combat the invasive plant.
Congongrass, also known as Japan grass, is a growing threat as it continues its rapid spread across the Southeast, reducing forest and pasture productivity, destroying wildlife habitat, impacting rights of way and presenting an extreme fire hazard.
Speakers at the two-day conference include Jim Miller of the USDA's Forest Service, Dearl Sanders of Louisiana State University, Howard Peavey of the Alabama Department of Transportation and others.
The conference will also include field tours to the Muddy Creek Restoration Site where cogongrass has been replaced by longleaf pines, and a trip to a loblolly pine establishment in cogongrass.
A registration form is available at http://www.aces.edu/forestry.
Registration fee includes breaks, social, lunch, field trip and all events.
For more information, contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org