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Response of selected nontarget native Florida wetland plant species to metsulfuron methyl
Author(s): J. T. Hutchinson and K. A. Langeland
Journal: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Journal Link: http://apms.org/japm/japmindex.htm
Article Topic(s): Herbicide, Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Wetland
Species Referenced: Canna flaccida (Bandanna of the everglades), Crinum americanum (American crinum lily), Juncus effusus (Common rush), Spartina bakeri (Sand cordgrass), Thalia geniculata (Bent alligator-flag),
AbstractInvestigates the effects of using metsulfuron methyl herbicide on selected native species (Juncus effusus, Saururus cernuus, Canna flaccida, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Crinum americanum, Spartina bakeri, Thalia geniculata) that occur in or near areas where Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum) commonly invades. Metsulfuron methyl applied at rates up to 168 g a.i./ ha had minimal effects on Juncus effusus and Spartina bakeri, but severely affected Saururus cernuus, Thalia geniculata, and Canna flaccida. Cephalanthus occidentalis exhibited >80% survival at all application rates, but regrowth was coppice sprouting. Crinum americanum survival rates were variable (19 to 88%) but indicated this species is tolerant of metsulfuron methyl up to rates 168 g a.i./ha.
Suggested CitationJ. T. Hutchinson and K. A. Langeland. "Response of selected nontarget native Florida wetland plant species to metsulfuron methyl." Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 46 (2008): 72-76.
Article LinksISSN: 0146-6623