Letter to the editor – Questions over Miscanthus grass

In a previous issue of your paper you had an article on the Miscanthus grass that had been planted and harvested by the Economic Development. This was on the property know as “Wesley Dempsey Farm,” now referred to as the Industrial Park. I own property adjoining this planting

and I have observed there has been no harvest this year. Information shown on the internet did not leave me with a respect for the properties of this plant.

Perhaps there are some new developments on this project that Winston County landowners need to be informed so they can guard against negative properties of this plant.


Dorothy Dan Smyth

(Clarifications: The article ran in 2012 and the plant was harvested by Mendel Bioenergy Seeds and associated partners.)