Silverleaf nightshade is a serious weed in Australian crop and pasture systems. Improved understanding of its lifecycle will be useful for silverleaf nightshade management. This research showed that the growth and development of silverleaf nightshade plants is significantly affected by time of emergence. Plants (both root- and seed-generated) that emerged early in the season, such as in September and November, were significantly taller and produced more dry weight and fruits than plants that emerged in January and March. This study also suggests effective management of silverleaf nightshade should be carried out before January to reduce seed production.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Developing Solutions to Evolving Weed Problems|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Publisher||Weed Society of Victoria|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012) - The Sebel and Citigate Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 08 Oct 2012 → 11 Oct 2012
http://caws.org.au/awc_contents.php?yr=2012 (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012)|
|Abbreviated title||Developing Solutions to Evolving Weed Problems|
|Period||08/10/12 → 11/10/12|
Zhu, X., Wu, H., Stanton, R., Raman, H., Lemerle, D., & Burrows, G. (2012). The impact of emergence time on silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) development and growth. In V. Eldershaw (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012): Developing Solutions to Evolving Weed Problems (pp. 329-332). Weed Society of Victoria.