|A few years ago in Calhoun and the region, invasive Japanese Siltgrass appeared to be taking over, but then it was discovered to be infected and dying in 2009.|
But it's still around.
In 2012, Dr. Luke Flory, a Florida scientist who is researching the disease at Crummies Creek, recently gathering samples of diseased Japanese Stiltgrass.
Forrester Russ Richardson said, "Based on what he observed, he thinks we have at least a week before the seeds from this years plants will be mature and it would be a very good time to mow or cut them down."
Richardson said he had been under the impression that the seed was already mature weeks ago and he stopped telling people it was worth mowing to destroy this years' seed crop.
"I've been killing the stuff for weeks, but it gives me hope for the places I haven't been yet," he said.
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