Study

Control of New Zealand pygmyweed Crassula helmsii by covering with black polythene at The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, England

  • Published source details Wilton-Jones G. (2005) Control of New Zealand pygmyweed Crassula helmsii by covering with black polythene at The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 63-63

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Crassula helmsii: Use lightproof barriers to control plants

Action Link
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
  1. Crassula helmsii: Use lightproof barriers to control plants

    A before-and-after field trial in 2003-2004 at a single pond in Bedfordshire, UK (Wilton-Jones 2005) reported that covering plants with black polythene eradicated C. helmsii, but it recolonized the site within a year and no statistical tests were carried out. Before the trial C. helmsii was estimated to cover 5% of the pond, and was eradicated after the treatment. However, one year after the treatment finished C. helmsii had recolonized the pond. The authors suggest this was due to plants which survived in surrounding areas not covered by the polythene. The 12 m2 pond was covered with opaque black polythene weighed down with stones for six months between autumn 2003 and spring 2004.

     

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