Navigation Links
Effective control of invasive weeds can help attempts at reforestation in Panama
Date:1/28/2014

Saccharum spontaneum is an invasive grass that has spread extensively in disturbed areas throughout the Panama Canal watershed, where it has created a fire hazard and inhibited reforestation efforts. The weed originally believed to be originally from India, is perfectly adapted to the conditions in Panama and produces excessive amounts of biomass during the wet season, which impedes reforestation efforts. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota proposes an effective method for controlling the growth, based on analysis of its reproductive biology.

Currently physical removal of aboveground biomass is the primary means of controlling the weed, which is largely ineffective and does little to inhibit spread of the species. This is due to the insufficient knowledge about reproduction of the species and this is where science comes to the rescue.

A team of scientists from Australia and Panama provide a detailed examination of a series of studies looking at some of the basic reproductive mechanisms and strategies utilised by S. spontaneum to provide information to support development of better targeted management strategies.

It turns out that S. spontaneum has a very good survival toolkit being able to reproduce through buds on stems that had been dried for up to six weeks. Separate experiments showed that even leftover stem fragments could sprout when left on the surface or buried shallowly and that larger pieces sprouted more readily than smaller pieces.

The study shows that the through better knowledge the panacea of a big problem can turn out to be very simple. A good timing of management actions to prevent flowering would significantly reduce the seed load into the environment and help to prevent spread to new sites. Similarly simple but effective would be cutting stems into smaller pieces allowing them to dry
'/>"/>

Contact: Graham D. Bonnett
graham.bonnett@csiro.au
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. More effective method of imaging proteins
2. New discovery may lead to effective prevention and treatment of graft-versus-host dsease
3. Urgent research needed to determine most effective follow-up care for lung cancer patients
4. As deadly cat disease spreads nationally, MU veterinarian finds effective treatment
5. Lab tests show arthritis drug effective against global parasite
6. Novel discovery by NUS scientists paves the way for more effective treatment of cancers
7. An economical, effective and biocompatible gene therapy strategy promotes cardiac repair
8. New study: Raisins as effective as sports chews for fueling workouts
9. Cost-effective production of infrared lenses
10. Dual action polyclonal antibody may offer more effective, safer protection against osteoporosis
11. Limiting TV time -- Effective strategy for preventing weight gain in children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Effective control of invasive weeds can help attempts at reforestation in Panama
(Date:3/23/2015)... 2015   HOYOS Labs , a leading global ... that the Company will demonstrate multiple biometrics-based technologies under ... at Connect:ID on March 23 through 25, 2015, in ... highlight the IEEE Biometric Open Protocol Standard; free biometrics-based ... access control system. BOPS was invented by HOYOS Labs ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a ... announces its biometric payment technology, the Wocket® smart wallet, will ... 30 th . The new 30 ... markets. Gino Pereira , ... ad campaign following the recent initial shipment of Wocket smart ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the ... Report" report to their offering. This report ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4
... of the Lawson Health Research Institute and Professor of ... of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western ... biology from rebro University in Sweden. Dr. ... and the only recipient this year in the field ...
... of a seething, breathing microbial world. Microorganisms populate every ... of the human skin, to rainforest floors, to hydrothermal ... powerful and pervasive role of microbes in sustaining life, ... is the subject of The Uncharted Microbial World: Microbes ...
... twins are not genetically identical. This surprising finding ... a study being published today in the prestigious journal ... be of great significance for research on hereditary diseases ... How can it be that one identical twin might ...
Cached Biology News:Unexplored microbes hold incredible potential for science and industry 2Unexplored microbes hold incredible potential for science and industry 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... a leader in regulatory data management, preparation, and submission ... today the availability of a new Lot Distribution Report ... are required to remain compliant with the FDA’s new ... by the FDA to monitor the volume and timing ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Global ... the GTCbio Stem Cell Summit 2015 April 27 - ... the latest developments in all areas of stem cell ... of stem cells and regenerative medicine. , The ... trials, as well as translational research in stem cell ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Cambridge Semantics , ... by Semantic Web technology, and Informa , ... services for the academic and scientific, professional and ... solution ‘Smart Data Lake for Clinical Trial and ... 2015 Bio-IT ‘Best of Show’ Award. , ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 Regis Technologies looks ... Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. Regis will ... Center, starting Saturday, April 18, in Philadelphia and running ... to title of the oldest and largest organization focused ... and grants, and partners with survivors to promote awareness ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Reed Tech Announces FDA Lot Distribution Report (LDR) Service for Manufacturers of Biologic Products 2Reed Tech Announces FDA Lot Distribution Report (LDR) Service for Manufacturers of Biologic Products 3Global Stem Cells Group To Join GTCbio Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Summit in Boston, April 27-29, 2015 2Global Stem Cells Group To Join GTCbio Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Summit in Boston, April 27-29, 2015 3Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 2Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 3Regis Technologies Joins American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2
... , LONDON, Sept. 8 ... services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is pleased to announce ... office. Walter Colasante, as a Vice President, and Sophie ... and reimbursement expertise and expand its current offerings. , ...
... Sept. 8 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: ... ended September 30, 2009 of approximately $71 million, as compared ... revenues are based on second quarter product sales by PDL,s ... by MedImmune. When compared with 2008, royalty revenue for foreign ...
... PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ) announced today it ... Boston, MA. Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ... EDT on Friday, September 11, 2009. , , ... "Upcoming Events" section on PAREXEL,s "Investors" homepage at www.PAREXEL.com ...
Cached Biology Technology:PriceSpective Appoints Colasante as a Vice President and Murdoch as a Director 2PDL BioPharma Provides Third Quarter 2009 Revenue Guidance of Approximately $71 Million 2PDL BioPharma Provides Third Quarter 2009 Revenue Guidance of Approximately $71 Million 3PAREXEL International to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2
mu Opioid Receptor splice variant Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues K S C M D R G M R N L L P D D G P R Q E of Mu Opioid Receptor. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycle...
Rac1/2/3 (L129) Antibody Shipping Temperature: HOT Storage Temperature: -20C...
In plasmid or lambda vector. Please inquire for more details!...
ANTI-RAT ADHESION MARKERS, CDs, CYTOKINES, ETC Rat ICAM PE - Mouse IgG1...
Biology Products: