The impact of emergence time on silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) development and growth

Xiaocheng Zhu, Hanwen Wu, Rex Stanton, Harsh Raman, Deirdre Lemerle, Geoffrey Burrows

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012)
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping Solutions to Evolving Weed Problems
EditorsValerie Eldershaw
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherWeed Society of Victoria
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780646586700
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012) - The Sebel and Citigate Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 08 Oct 201211 Oct 2012


Conference18th Australasian Weeds Conference (2012)
Abbreviated titleDeveloping Solutions to Evolving Weed Problems
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