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Weed Suppressive Groundcovers 2007


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Project Leaders: B. Eshenaur, E. Lamb, G. Couch, NYS IPM

Abstract: Plants found to be weed suppressive through Cornell research can be used to naturally suppress weeds.   These attractive plants represent a new market potential for NY greenhouse producers.  We have published a color brochure and website to describe these plants and promote their use to suppress weeds.  We also coordinated the establishment of demonstration gardens at several locations across the state.  The recently published brochures have been well received.   The increase in sales of these plants will be tracked prior to and during the two year period of this project.  An analysis of the results will be conducted.  The results will be shared state wide.