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Seasonal timing of glyphosate application: impacts on native plant communities in a north Australian tropical savanna

Brooks, Kristine J., Setterfield, Samantha A. and Douglas, Michael M. (2006). Seasonal timing of glyphosate application: impacts on native plant communities in a north Australian tropical savanna. In: 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, 24-28 September 2006.

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IRMA ID 81108725xPUB3
Author Brooks, Kristine J.
Setterfield, Samantha A.
Douglas, Michael M.
Title Seasonal timing of glyphosate application: impacts on native plant communities in a north Australian tropical savanna
Conference Name 15th Australian Weeds Conference
Conference Location Adelaide
Conference Dates 24-28 September 2006
Conference Publication Title 15th Australian Weed conference: managing weeds in a changing climate
Place of Publication Adelaide, South Australia
Publisher Weed Management Society of South Australia
Publication Year 2006
ISBN 0 646 46344 6   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 223
End Page 226
Total Pages 4
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract The capacity for a plant community to regenerate after weed management is affected by the impact of both the weed invasion on the community and the management practices implemented. This paper presents preliminary results from an investigation inyo the effects that the season of gyphosate application has on tropical savanna woodland plant communities. After on wet season, differences in impact between treatments are not apparent for most plant gruops; spraying in both the late wet season and the early wet season negatively impact on cover of shrubs, geophytes and perennial grasses. In contrast, late wet season herbicide application produced an increase in cover of annual plants while herbicide application early in the season reduced annual cover. However, continued monitoring over the next wet season is necessary to determine if timing of gyphosate application affects the recovery of different plant groups.
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