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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 56

Title:
Plants for a Livable Delaware

Author:
Faith B. Kuehn

pp: 293-296

Abstract:
Concerned about issues associated with invasive plants, in 2002 the Delaware Invasive Species Council formed an Invasive Plants Group. The Group's overall goal was to develop a list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in Delaware. This list would form the basis of an effort to promote agreement between the green industry and public about invasive plant issues and to develop support for addressing the issues. Group members represented Delaware's Departments of Transportation, Natural Resources, and Agriculture; the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association; and Delaware Center for Horticulture. The Group's objectives were the following: develop a list of invasive plants, make recommendations for regulatory action, describe effective control measures, recommend alternative plants, publicize the Voluntary Codes of Conduct, and develop a communication package.

After reviewing invasive plant categorization schemes developed by several states and organizations, the Invasive Plants

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