MAS Wraps October Meeting

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors finished its fall workshop Wednesday in Meridian.

Supervisors took part in an educational session in the morning before packing up and going back to their respective counties.

About 300 supervisors from all over the state attended the meeting to share information on combating common problems. One of them is cogongrass.

"The further south and east you go in Mississippi, the more prevalent these populations are," said Dr. John Byrd, MSU weed control specialist. "And in fact you get down in the southeast corners of the counties in Mississippi, you'll find entire fields that are covered with this invasive weed."

Byrd said cogongrass is such a problem because it increases the danger for wildfires, in addition to having no usable purpose.

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