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Cogongrass workshop June 2 in Scotland County

Following the discovery of the federally listed noxious weed cogongrass in northern Scotland County, plant pest regulators will hold a workshop June 2 to help residents identify the grass to be able to report it and help prevent its spread.

The free, hands-on workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will provide participants the opportunity to see the plant during its flowering stage, help them learn how to identify it and offer discussions with weed control specialists about various control options. The workshop will be held at the cogongrass site in Marston.

Isolated stands of the weed have been eradicated in Martin, Pender and Stanly counties. Cogongrass is considered one of the top 10 weeds in the world, and spreads through seed and rhizomes.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop is asked to register through EventBrite by searching the site for Cogongrass Workshop or contact Lassiter at 919-707-3749 or email at


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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