The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has assembled a task force of scientists, educators, government officials and agricultural leaders to recommend a comprehensive survey and control program for cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) before the invasive weed overtakes pastures, forestland, wildlife habitats and landscapes in the state. Many counties in Mississippi have active infestations of the weed. Control in many of those areas has become a difficult and expensive battle for landowners and livestock producers.

» Cogongrass Fact Sheet (PDF)
» Cogongrass Treatment Options and Guidelines (PDF)


Research Demonstration Program
Below is the application for research demonstration participation. All information is required, and this form must be completed accurately and legibly. Incomplete or illegible forms will not be considered, nor will applications from previous participants.

» Cogongrass Research Demonstration Participation Application

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Off center Midrib of Leaf
Needle-life Rhizomes
Cogongrass Flower – Blooms occurs between March and May
Flowering cogongrass on roadside
Cogongrass overtaking pines

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Plant Pest Program
Kacey Watson

P.O. Box 5207
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325-7761
Fax: (662) 325-8397