Cogon Grass Listing:
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture received a report of Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) growing in the foothills of Ada County. This is the first instance of Cogon grass being reported in Idaho, with the closest neighboring state with an established population being Texas. Cogon grass is a Federal Noxious Weed and can be seen on USDAs list here. Recently, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture designated Cogon grass and it is subspecies Japanese blood grass as a noxious weed and placed it on the Early Detection Rapid Response Weed List. The listing will be effective for 15 months from June 2022.
Weed Video - Elwood the Elk:
The Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign under the leadership of Roger Batt, State Coordinator, has developed a new children's video dealing with noxious weeds. The short (less than 12 minute) video will feature "Elwood the Elk" helping children learn about noxious weeds and how they can help to control weeds where they live and play. The video is being sponsored by a number of agencies and organizations. The video is excellent for elementary teachers. Receive a copy by calling 1-866-IDWEEDS.
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Biological Weed Control