Media Release

Invasive Cogongrass Information and Eradication Program

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – On August 11, 2016, a program to address the problem of Cogongrass on County rights-of-way will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners during the Special Meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m.

Cogongrass is an invasive species which is listed as both a Florida and Federal Noxious Weed. It crowds out native plants by forming dense monocultures which are also inhospitable environments for native wildlife.

Watch this IFAS Cogongrass Informational video, and a more in-depth presentation about the problem of Cogongrass.

Visit the official Cogongrass website for identification and information on control of this noxious weed.

Find out more about the August 11 Special Meeting.

View the Cogongrass presentation for the meeting.

For more information, contact Alachua County Horticulturist Heather Martin at 352-548-1298 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).