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Can Cynodon dactylon Suppress the Growth and Development of the Invasive Weeds Tagetes minuta and Gutenbergia cordifolia?

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dc.contributor.author Ngondya, Issakwisa
dc.contributor.author Treydte, Anna C.
dc.contributor.author Ndakidemi, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Munishi, Linus K.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-09T06:35:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-09T06:35:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-06
dc.identifier.other 31817571
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/614
dc.description This research article published by MDPI, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Approaches to managing invasive plants is challenging, particularly in protected areas where conventional methods, such as chemical herbicide applications are limited. We studied the effects of varying densities of Cynodon dactylon on the growth and development of the invasive weeds Tagetes minuta and Gutenbergia cordifolia in northern Tanzania. We conducted pot and field plot experiments following a completely randomized block design that was replicated three times. Increasing densities of C. dactylon significantly reduced growth, leaf total chlorophyll, biomass and significantly increased leaf anthocyanin of both T. minuta and G. cordifolia invasives. Our results further showed that the critical density of C. dactylon to suppress the two invasive species is ≥ 8 plants/m2. We suggest that C. dactylon can successfully be used as an alternative eco-friendly and sustainable approach for managing invasive weeds, such as T. minuta and G. cordifolia. This management technique can additionally improve forage production and biomass for wild and domestic herbivores in the affected areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.subject Mexican marigold en_US
dc.subject Association en_US
dc.subject Common garden en_US
dc.subject Couch grass en_US
dc.subject Invasion en_US
dc.subject Rangeland en_US
dc.title Can Cynodon dactylon Suppress the Growth and Development of the Invasive Weeds Tagetes minuta and Gutenbergia cordifolia? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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