Vegetative (not needing seeds) spread of cogon grass is done by its tough and massive rhizomes that remain inactive for long periods of time before sprouting. Descriptions and articles about the cogon grass, scientifically known as imperata cylindrica in the encyclopedia of life includes overview brief summary c. Cogon grass is a tall (2-5 ft) perennial grass with bright yellowy-green foliage the leaf blades have a midvein which is clearly offset to one side, and serrated (toothed) edges. ©charles t bryson james h miller and karl v miller 2005 forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses university of georgia press, athens. Characteristics and management of imperata cylindrica (l) raeuschel in smallholder farms in developing countries - david chikoye introduction. Field guide to the identification of cogongrass with comparisons to other commonly found grass species in the southeast. Cogon definition, a tall, coarse grass, imperata cylindrica, of the tropics and subtropics, used widely for thatching see more. An enlarged image for congongrass from usda's national invasive species information center.
Abstract the feasibility of cogon grass (imperata cylindrica) as a substitute for cardboard food packaging was studied in this research project. Over the past decade, us forest service researchers have been working with university cooperators to find some way to slow down or stop the relentless spread of cogongrass. Introduction cogongrass is an aggressive, rhizomatous, perennial grass that is distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The problem with cogon grass this feature is not available right now please try again later. Alibabacom offers 62 cogon grass products such as free samples. Pest status of weed cogon grass, imperata cylindrica (l) beauv, has been ranked as one of the ten worst weeds of the world (holm et al, 1977) (fig 1)in tropical and subtropical regions.
Define cogon: any of several tall grasses (genus imperata, especially i cylindrica) of southeastern asia used especially for thatching, fodder, and. Developed by the center for invasive species and ecosystem health at the university of georgia warnell school of forestry and natural resources and college of agricultural and environmental. Cogongrass, imperata cylindrical, is a hardy species, tolerant of shade, high salinity and droughtit can be found in virtually any ecosystem, especially those experiencing disturbance. Cogon grass cardboard paper production as food packaging members: sotto, angela merce tanggawohn, cayao estoque, ferdinand anonuevo, jazzmine.
Cogongrass, an invasive grass from asia, is considered the seventh worst weed in the world it was introduced, accidently, into alabama in 1911 as seed in packing materials from japan. Cogongrass (imperata cylindrica) is an aggressive colony-forming perennial grass, often forming circular infestations.
Free essay: republic of the philippines department of education region iv-a calabarzon division of batangas batangas province science high school dacanlao. Chapter 1 introduction background of the study to produce paper, it is necessary to cut down trees nearly 4 billion trees or 35 percent of the total trees cut around the world are used in. The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions.
Definition of cogon grass in us english - a perennial, rhizomatous grass of asian origin, used for thatching and as a packing material identified as a noxious we. Cogongrass –why should i care cogongrass (imperata cylindrica) is recognized as one of the world’s worst weedsthis non-native grass is widely distributed in florida and the southeastern. Cogon is a barangay in the city of tagbilaran, in the province of bohol, philippineslocated centrally in the city, cogon overlooks tagbilaran bay to the west, to the south it is bounded by.
Cogongrass (imperata cylindrica) is one of the world’s ten worst weeds and has already invaded 153 billion acres worldwide cogongrass is becoming established in florida, georgia, alabama. Cogongrass [imperata cylindrica (l) beauv] victor maddox, phd, postdoctoral associate, mississippi state university charles t bryson, usda-agriculture research service, southern weed. Invasive, exotic plants of the southeast cogongrass common name: cogongrass, japanese blood grass scientific name: imperata cylindrica identification: cogongrass is an aggressive perennial. The grass is not always greener on the other side cogongrass is a good example of how non-native plants can take over the landscape, disrupt our fragile ecosystem and take years to.
Imperata cylindrica (commonly known as cogon grass / k oʊ ˈ ɡ oʊ n /, kunai grass / ˈ k uː n aɪ /, blady grass, alang-alang, cotton wool grass, kura-kura) is a species of grass in the family.