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Web URL(s):http://www.ncwss.org/proceed/NCWSS-2011-Proceedings.pdf#page=148
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Author(s):Ruis, Sabrina J.; Garrison, Mark; Renz, Mark J.; Jung, Geunhwa; Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Ruis, Garrison, Renz and Stier: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI; Jung: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Title:Poa pratensis invasiveness in prairies
Section:Invasive plants symposium
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Meeting Info.:Milwaukee, Wisconsin: December 12-15, 2011
Source:66th Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society. Vol. 66, 2011, p. [148-149].
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Champaign, Illinois: North Central Weed Science Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of species; Poa pratensis; Species profile
Abstract/Contents:"Movement of plant species to different regions has been important for agriculture and other industries; however, some non-native species may possess competitive advantages over native plants which allows them to displace native species. Poa pratensis was introduced to the US as a pasture grass, and is now widely used for lawns and golf courses, yet may become invasive in natural habitats. The objectives of our study were to determine the abundance of P. pratensis in Upper Midwest prairies, and seek correlations between its presence and variables including prairie size, soil type, and history of management. Ten Upper Midwest remnant, mesic prairies were surveyed for P. pratensis in 2010. Using multiple quadrats at each site, the proportion of plant species or plant grouping was determined using the Daubenmire cover class system. Poa pratensis was found in 52% of survey quadrats, and was present at each site. DNA analysis was conducted to confirm the identity of grass samples. The area within the quadrat occupied by P. pratensis was predominantly below 25%. Poa pratensis rarely grew into a monotypic stand or patch (3 quadrats over 50% cover), and did not appear to be a dominant plant in the prairie ecosystem, indicating it was a poor competitor or naturalized in this environment."
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Ruis, S. J., M. Garrison, M. J. Renz, G. Jung, and J. Stier. 2011. Poa pratensis invasiveness in prairies. Proc. North Cent. Weed Sci. Soc. 66:p. [148-149].
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