Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced today that the department’s Division of Forestry will offer a pilot Cogongrass Treatment Cost Share Program to eligible non-industrial private landowners in several north Florida counties beginning next week.
The initial focus of the program is to impede the spread of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica), one of the world’s worst weeds, from Florida into Georgia. Therefore the nine counties sharing borders with Georgia - Baker, Columbia, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison, and Nassau - will be the first priority. If funding allows, the program may be expanded to include Wakulla, Suwannee, Union, Washington, Calhoun, Liberty, Clay, Duval, Bradford, Holmes and Taylor counties.
More Info at: http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2009/06102009.html