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Age and size of flowering Mikania micrantha plants raised in a controlled environment

Brooks, S. J. and Gough, K. L. (2022) Age and size of flowering Mikania micrantha plants raised in a controlled environment. In: 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference, 25 – 29 September 2022, Adelaide, South Australia.



Mikania micrantha is a rampant vine and target of a national cost-shared weed eradication program on mainland, Australia. A series of trials were conducted in a quarantine glasshouse to inform the surveillance activities of this serious weed. The trials aimed to determine the time taken for M. micrantha to grow from seed or fresh cuttings to flowering in a glasshouse. They also investigated seasonal patterns of flowering behaviour and documented plant sizes at first flowering. Distinct seasonality is reflected in the trial results and field records of mature plants from control teams. Mikania micrantha grows within and on the margins of tropical forests. The minimum size of plants when they first flowered is considered in relation to detecting vines in this complex tropical environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Mikania, eradication, maturity, tropics.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Modelling
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Eradication and containment
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Live Archive:18 Jan 2023 05:10
Last Modified:06 Feb 2024 05:29

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