Proceedings of the Regional Cogongrass Conference:
Edited by Nancy J. Loewenstein and James H. Miller
Hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, USDA Forest Service
November 7th and 8th, 2007
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
Cogongrass is a growing threat as it continues its rapid spread across the Southeast, reducing forest and pasture productivity, destroying wildlife habitat, impacting rights of ways and presenting an extreme fire hazard.
The purpose of this conference is to convey the latest understanding in restoring lands, managing, controlling and eradicating cogongrass, and to explore existing and needed networks for coordinating strategies for successful cogongrass management.
Introduction - Abstract
Herbicide products with imazapyr and glyphosate active ingredients. - Table
Establishment of Loblolly Pine in Cogongrass Now in the 6th Growing Season - Abstract
Pesticide Precautionary Statement - Text
Loewenstein, N.J. and Miller, J.H, editors. 2007. Proceedings of the Regional Cogongrass Conference: A Cogongrass Management Guide. November 7-8, 2007, Mobile, AL. Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, AL. 77 pp.
Miller, J.H. 2007. Context of the Cogongrass Crisis. pp. 6-9 In Proceedings of the Regional Cogongrass Conference: A Cogongrass Management Guide. (N.J. Loewenstein and J.H. Miller, eds.), November 7-8, 2007, Mobile, AL. Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, AL.
Published by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
We are very grateful to the conference speakers and field trip guides for the time and effort they invested in the conference presentations and proceedings. We are grateful for the opportunity to tap into their vast experience and knowledge, as well as that of the many other practitioners and researchers whose work they have built upon.
We are also grateful to Erwin Chambliss for his contributions to the proceedings and other aspects of the conference. Bessie Buchanan and Ginger Phillabaum were responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes conference duties, and for that we are immensely grateful. We also thank Andrea Tidwell for her help with the ‘busy work’.
Sincere thanks are also extended to the conference sponsors, vendors and exhibitors who made this event possible.
We sincerely thank the following sponsors for supporting this conference:
Alabama Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Alabama Invasive Plant Council
USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection State and Private Forestry
Auburn Center for Forest Sustainability
Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Baldwin County (Alabama) Soil and Water Conservation District
National Council for Air and Steam Improvement (NCASI)
National Park Service
Lee County (Alabama) Soil and Water Conservation District
Coosa Trading Company (Eric Prater, vendor coordinator)
UAP Distribution, Inc.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council
Florida A&M University
Mississippi Exotic Pest Plant Council
Mississippi State University GeoResources Institute
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council