Biological Control of Ground Ivy Using a Rust Fungus
DiTommaso, Antonio; Weston, Leslie A.
Ground-ivy or creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) is a creeping perennial in the Mint Family that forms dense prostrate patches in turfgrass, damp shady meadows, and disturbed sites. The control of ground ivy using chemical and mechanical methods has largely been unsuccessful in turfgrass where it is considered a major weed. Thus, there is a pressing need to develop and evaluate alternative approaches for the control of ground ivy in turfgrass that are effective and environmentally sound.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Biocontrol; Community IPM; Turfgrass; Landscapes