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Invasive Plant Science and Management - Apr-Jun 2014 (Vol 7, No. 2)

Articles include:


Bioenergy and Invasive Plants: Quantifying and Mitigating Future Risks
Medusahead Ecology and Management: California Annual Grasslands to the Intermountain West
Does Elevated Temperature and Doubled CO2 Increase Growth of Three Potentially Invasive Plants?
Restoration of Exotic Annual Grass-Invaded Rangelands: Importance of Seed Mix Composition
Effects of Native Herbs and Light on Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Invasion

-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2014


Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council.

The PNW Invasive Plant Council is working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and other state and local conservation groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. They are excited to recruit new volunteers and inspire their current volunteer base to search for and eradicate invasive plant populations in Washington state. See how you can help as a Citizen Scientist to help detect newly established invasive species!

Find out more -- June training locations and dates for 2014.

* See our Plants - What You Can Do for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 16, 2014


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Oct-Dec 2013 (Vol 6, No. 4)

USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Issue articles include:

Comparing Effectiveness and Impacts of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Control Treatments and Herbivory on Plant Communities
Hand Pulling Following Mowing and Herbicide Treatments Increases Control of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
Integration of Prescribed Burning, Aminopyralid, and Reseeding for Restoration of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)-Infested Rangeland
Assessing Invasiveness of Exotic Weeds outside their Current Invasive Range
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 14, 2014


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Apr-Jun 2013 (Vol 6, No. 2)

Articles include:

The Effect of Biochar on Native and Invasive Prairie Plant Species
Passive Reestablishment of Riparian Vegetation Following Removal of Invasive Knotweed (Polygonum)
Use of a Native Matrix Species to Facilitate Understory Restoration in an Overbrowsed, Invaded Woodland
Invasive Pine Tree Effects on Northern Coastal Scrub Structure and Composition
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 06, 2013


Weed Science Society of America.

"Early detection creates opportunities for us to make smart decisions and eradicate new invasive weeds before they spread widely and become entrenched. In those early stages, control efforts are typically easier, more successful and far more cost effective."

* See our Plants - Early Detection and Rapid Response section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 30, 2013


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Bugwood Blog.

This publication provides descriptions and clear pictures of key characteristics as well as details on how to distinguish several common look-a-like species.

* See our Species Profile - Japanese Stiltgrass page for more information and our Resource Library - Identification Resources page for more identification resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 18, 2013


Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council is sponsoring the first-ever region-wide Invasive Plant Removal Day. This marks the 5th anniversary of the initiative for Virginia on a state-level, but the first annual event for the mid-Atlantic region. Please join in on the effort by visiting the event page! Are you an organization or community group that often hosts invasive plant removal in your county or neighborhood? Register your event today! Are you a citizen or volunteer who wants to get involved with invasive plant removal in your community? Check out the event listings for your state to see where organizations or groups are hosting an event in your area.

* See our Community Action section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 17, 2013


California Invasive Plant Council.

This interactive database developed by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) has been recently (Mar 2013) and contains information on the plants currently included in the Cal-IPC Invasive Plant Inventory. The Inventory categorizes plants as High, Moderate, or Limited, reflecting the level of each species' negative ecological impact in California. Includes options to search for species by region and by habitat type. The database provides a better view of information on each species and allows users to download the entire Inventory as a spreadsheet.

* See our Plants - Databases section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 17, 2013


Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.

Cooperative Weed Management Area Trainings - Apr 23 and Apr 24, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council is offering two opportunities to learn how to establish, manage and fund a Cooperative Weed Management Area or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area or similar organization for the purpose of removing invasive plants and restoring natural habitats. Presentations by people who have successfully developed and implemented CWMA type groups will be followed by discussion of the challenges and rewards of these efforts. Trainings are free but registration is required.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve
Dover, Delaware

* See our Education for Professionals section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 17, 2013


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Jan-Mar 2013 (Vol 6, No. 1)

Articles include:

Using State-and-Transition Modeling to Account for Imperfect Detection in Invasive Species Management
Evaluating Alternative Weed Management Strategies for Three Montana Landscapes
Invasive Earthworms and Plants in Indiana Old- and Second-Growth Forests
Relationships between Ligustrum sinense Invasion, Biodiversity, and Development in a Mixed Bottomland Forest
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 09, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Golden bamboo was introduced as an ornamental and forms dense monospecific stands that displace native species. When golden bamboo takes over an area, it is very difficult to control.

* See our Plants section for more information and additional species profiles.

 
Post Date: Apr 08, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Sacred Bamboo was introduced as an ornamental. It colonizes by spreading underground root sprouts and by animal-dispersed seeds, and may displace native species. It is difficult to remove manually because even the smallest piece of rootwill re-sprout.

* See our Plants section for more information and additional species profiles.

 
Post Date: Apr 08, 2013


USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

This publication (updated annually) contains information about the various State labeling requirements and prohibitions of noxious-weed seeds and shows the scientific names and common names according to the law and regulations of the particular State in which the seed is noxious. See Seed Publications for more information and Items of Interest in Seed (publications for seed control officials and seed companies; updated every Apr/Oct). See Seed Regulatory and Testing Services and Seed Publications for more information.

* See our Laws and Regulations - Multistate Laws section for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Mar 12, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Japanese barberry was introduced as an ornamental and promoted as a replacement for common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), which is a host for black stem rust. Japanese barberry forms dense stands that compete with native trees and herbaceous plants.

* See our Plants section for more information and additional species profiles.

 
Post Date: Jan 08, 2013


University of Florida.

Because it is a fairly inaccessible region with political unrest, much of the Congo’s insect biodiversity remains largely undiscovered. Focusing on a group of leaf-mining moths, researchers name 41 new species, nearly doubling the number previously known from the region. Leaf miners occur worldwide and the biodiversity research is important because some species are agricultural pests, while others help control unwanted invasive plant species.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Dec 21, 2012


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Jul-Sep (Vol 5, Issue 3)

Articles include:

Grassland Response to Herbicides and Seeding of Native Grasses 6 Years Posttreatment
Response of Giant Reed (Arundo donax) to Intermittent Shading
Effects of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Removal on the Abundance of Entomopathogenic Fungi
Private Forest Owners and Invasive Plants: Risk Perception and Management
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Dec 04, 2012


DOI. BLM. California. News Bytes.

The Fort Ord National Monument weed crew sprang into action this spring to beat back an invasive pest that has taken over miles of rangeland in the West.

* See our Success Stories for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 29, 2012


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

EDDMapS Alberta, the Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System for Alberta, is an innovative web-based mapping tool which can be used to document the distribution of targeted invasive plants across Alberta, and help identify the leading edge of new infestations. Volunteers can learn how to collect data on invasive plants, and enter the data into EDDMapS Alberta through a web-based data entry form. The intent is to empower the public to become actively involved, in order to more effectively slow the spread of harmful invasive plants, and reduce their environmental and economic damage.

* See our Canada page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 27, 2012