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Bullying the bullies: The selective control of an exotic, invasive annual (Rapistrum rugosum) by oversowing with a competitive native species (Gaillardia pulchella)
Author(s): M. T. Simmons
Journal: Restoration Ecology
Article Topic(s): Competition,Invasive species,Establishment methods
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket),
AbstractExamines the possibility of controlling an invasive species by overseeding with a competitive native species, Gaillardia pulchella. The highest seeding rate reduced aboveground productivity of the invasive by 72% and significantly reduced seed set of the invasive. This method has several advantages over conventional control methods.
Suggested CitationM. T. Simmons. "Bullying the bullies: The selective control of an exotic, invasive annual (Rapistrum rugosum) by oversowing with a competitive native species (Gaillardia pulchella)." Restoration Ecology 13.4 (2005): 609-615.