Kudzu (scientific name: Pueraria montana var. lobata) is an aggressive invasive terrestrial weed from Asia that was introduced into the United States in the 1880s as an ornamental plant and for erosion control. Long a serious problem in the southeast, it is found in the South, Mid-Atlantic states, Midwest, southern New England, and in some parts of West. It covers all vegetation, including trees, in the areas that it invades, creating a dense green carpet that smothers terrestrial ecosystems.
PhragmitesApril 16, 2017
By: Stephanie Licciardi, RRISC Correspondent Phragmites is a wetland grass that grows along the Atla...
Cheat GrassApril 16, 2017
Cheat Grass- (Bromus Tectorum), also known as drooping brome, is a weed native to Europe, West Asia,...
RRISC Awards Nominations OpenMarch 1, 2016
Each year, RRISC recognizes legislators, state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and busine...
RRISC Holds Seminar on Pests in the Wine IndustryNovember 22, 2015
November 16, 2015–In cooperation with the Congressional Invasive Species Caucus and the Congre...
RRISC holds its second annual Congressional Reception and Awards CeremonySeptember 14, 2015
June 25th, 2015—RRISC holds its second annual Congressional Reception and Awards Ceremony on Capit...