Study

Influence of litter removal and mineral soil disturbance on the spread of an invasive grass in a Central Hardwood forest

  • Published source details Marshall J.M. & Buckley D.S. (2008) Influence of litter removal and mineral soil disturbance on the spread of an invasive grass in a Central Hardwood forest. Biological Invasions, 10, 531-538

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Action Category

Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

Action Link
Forest Conservation
  1. Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

    A replicated, controlled study in 2005–2007 in temperate broadleaf forest in Tennessee, USA (Marshall & Buckley 2008) found no effect of soil disturbance on the spreading distance or on the number of invasive grass Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum seedlings. Average spread distance (disturbed: 13 cm; control: 10 cm) as well number of seedlings (1 to >100 seedlings/m2) was similar between treatments. Data were collected in 2006-2007 in three disturbed (soil disturbed using a sharpshooter shovel in 2005-2006) and three control plots (1 m2) in each of three blocks.

     

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