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Johnson Grass

Johnson grass is native to the Mediterranean and now occurs in warm-temperate regions worldwide. It is common in the southern United States. Heavy infestations in river bottoms can reduce corn or soybean yields in Missouri to a few bushels per acre. More than 300,000 acres are infested in the Missouri Bootheel alone.

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Johnson Grass

Johnson grass is a tall, coarse, perennial grass with stout rhizomes. It grows in dense clumps or nearly solid stands in crop fields, pastures, abandoned fields, rights-of-way, and forest edges and along stream banks.

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Johnson Grass

Sorghum halepense
Johnson grass is a native of the Mediterranean that is invasive in our country. It’s a weed that infests cropland and degrades native ecosystems, and heavy infestations are found in all the major river bottoms of Missouri.

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Johnson Grass (Flower Clusters)

The flower clusters (panicles) of Johnson grass are large, loosely branched, purplish, and hairy. The spikelets (the small flowering units) occur in pairs or threes, and each has a conspicuous awn. It blooms June through November.

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Johnson Grass Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive grass in Missouri.

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Photo of Johnson grass infesting a crop field

Johnson Grass Infesting A Crop Field

Johnson grass is a native of the Mediterranean that is invasive in our country. It’s a weed that infests cropland and degrades native ecosystems, and heavy infestations are found in all the major river bottoms of Missouri.

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Landowner Assistance

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"Landowner Assistance" for the April 2007 Missouri Conservationist.

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Landowner Spraying Fescue

Missouri landowners who want more wildlife eradicate fescue to improve rabbit, quail and songbird habitat.

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Managing Fescue

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Working around fescue to create quality wildlife habitat.

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Native Warm-Season Grass Pastures

Add native warm-season grasses to your Missouri pastures to improve summer livestock forage and wildlife habitat.

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