Competitive Interactions among First-Year and Second-Year Plants of the Invasive , Biennial Garlic Mustard ( Alliaria petiolata ) and Native Ground Layer Vegetation

@inproceedings{Bauer2009CompetitiveIA,
  title={Competitive Interactions among First-Year and Second-Year Plants of the Invasive , Biennial Garlic Mustard ( Alliaria petiolata ) and Native Ground Layer Vegetation},
  author={Jonathan T. Bauer and R. Charles Anderson and M. Rebecca Anderson},
  year={2009}
}
We studied the effects of hand weeding of second-year plants of the biennial garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on first-year plants (seedlings) and native ground layer vegetation. Garlic mustard is a Eurasian species that has invaded deciduous forest ground layers in eastern North America. Treatments consisted of a control and an early or late weeding of second-year garlic mustard. The early treatment (early March) was applied before garlic mustard seeds had germinated and when most native… CONTINUE READING