Bullying the Bullies : The Selective Control of an Exotic , Invasive Annual ( Rapistrum rugosum ) by Oversowing with a Competitive Native Species ( Gaillardia pulchella )

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Mechanical, biological, and chemical attempts to control invasive plants can be expensive, ecologically damaging, and frequently unsuccessful. This study proposes using the intrinsic biological attributes of the threatened plant community by artificially increasing the density of competitive native species to selectively suppress the growth of the invasive… (More)

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