New Invasive Species Makes Way Into Knox Co.

It’s harvesting season in Knox County and this year farmers have a new concern.

There’s a new invasive species in the area.

Will Drews with the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District says its called the Japanese Chaff Flower.

The plant can survive in many different areas.

As a perennial, it will also regrow in the spring.

But the big problem is how seeds are spread.

They can stick easily to fur or clothing.

Now the key is to contain the spread to protect the county’s environment.

To contact the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District: Call 812-882-8210 ex. 3408.