Phase 2 Biological Control of Invasive Phragmites Australis

Phragmites australis plant growth and rapid expansion causes negative impacts including public safety and interference with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) maintenance operations. More broadly, the growth and expansion of Phragmites australis interferes with NYSDOT’s Landscape Stewardship Policy to promote biodiversity. Current practices to control Phragmites australis include the application of herbicides followed by burning or mechanical removal of dead stalks. Success of eradication using herbicides has only been achieved for small infestations covering less than 1 acre. For larger areas, eradication has not been successful; plants re-grow and require re-treatment with herbicide application at a 3-5 year rotation. These practices pose problems to the maintenance budget and can cause negative ecological side effects for non-target plants.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $808110
  • Contract Numbers:

    55513-01-28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Blossy, Bernd

  • Start Date: 20160601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618966
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55513-01-28
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2016 1:33PM