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Cogongrass shows up in South Georgia

An agricultural invader has been spotted in Southwest Georgia, and State and Federal agencies are already battling it.

Cogongrass is an aggressive weed that has already infested large areas of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Considered one of the "world's worst weeds", cogongrass has been spotted in Seminole, Grady, Mitchell, and Thomas Counties.

The heavy grass like weed grows to almost four feet, and kills most other native vegatation as it spreads. 

Georgia Forestry Commission says cogongrass is also a fire hazard, because it is extremely flammable and burns intensely.

If you spot cogongrass, you are asked to call your County Extension agent or Georgia Forestry Commission.