This webinar will discuss a variety of invasive grasses throughout the southeastern United States. Invasive grasses rapidly invade disturbed areas, including pastures, fallow fields, forests, and highway and powerline rights-of-way. Infestations can impact the diversity of native species, reduce wildlife habitat, and disrupt important ecosystem functions. Seeds are typically wind-dispersed, but the plant can spread vegetatively through rhizomes (roots); these rhizomes can be spread to new places on vehicles and equipment. Seeds of many invasive grasses can remain viable in the soil for years. As such, control of invasive grasses is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, involving a combination of mechanical and chemical treatments.
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