Herbicide evaluation for the control of wild taro

Nelson, Linda A. and Getsinger, Kurt D. (2000) Herbicide evaluation for the control of wild taro. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 38, pp. 70-72.

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Wild taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), is an exotic, emergent perennial that has established in many shallow-water wetlands throughout the southern United States. Although wild taro is a cultivated crop in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world, its invasion in riverine and lacustrine wetlands in the U.S. has resulted in the loss of habitat for native plant species. Once established, wild taro forms dense, monotypic stands that reduce the diversity of native vegetation, as has occurred in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas (Akridge and Fonteyn 1981, Simberloff et al. 1997). Akridge and Fonteyn (1981) reported that although wild taro is considered naturalized in south-central Texas, its present dominance along the San Marcos River has altered the native vegetational structure and dynamics of this river system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of four aquatic herbicides for control of wild taro.

Item Type: Article
Title: Herbicide evaluation for the control of wild taro
Personal Creator/Author:
Nelson, Linda A.
Getsinger, Kurt D.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Volume: 38
Page Range: pp. 70-72
Date: 2000
Latitude: 29.9374
Longitude: -97.9247
Issuing Agency: Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
Additional Information: Notes section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wild taro; Colocasia esculenta; control; invasive aquatic plants; Texas; Texas wild rice; Zizania texana; San Marcos River
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 1841
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2009 16:23
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1841

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