News tagged with weeds

War on willows

Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank habitats across much of south-eastern Australia. They obstruct water flow, increase water temperature, change water chemistry and can displace native riverine plant species.

dateJul 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Beetles play an important role in reducing weeds

Researchers funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) have found that ground beetles reduce the amount of weed seeds in the ...

dateJul 25, 2011 in Ecology
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The future of cover crops

Winter cover crops are an important component of nutrient cycling, soil cover and organic matter content. Although its benefits are well documented, cover crop use in farming systems is relatively low. Research has shown ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Ecology
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Vehicles aid in weed seed dispersal

Noxious weeds are often found growing along roads and trails and vehicles have long been suspected of picking up weed seeds and dispersing them to new locations. A new Montana State University Extension publication describes ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Ecology
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