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Invasive Species

Invasive plants are introduced species that can thrive in areas beyond their natural range of dispersal. These plants are characteristically adaptable, aggressive, and have a high reproductive capacity. Their vigor combined with a lack of natural enemies often leads to outbreak populations.
(Source: USDA Web site)

Depending on the species, time of year, extent of infestation, and other factors, management can include cutting, pulling, burning, herbiciding, or a combination of these treatments. Herbicides are avoided as much as possible and are only used with extreme care when necessary.

Invasive Plants Occurring at Cooper Farm/Skinner Field Area
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard
Dipsacus fullonum Common Teasel
Eleagnus umbellatus           Autumn Olive
Lonicera spp. Bush Honeysuckle
Morus alba White Mulberry
Rosa multiflora Multiflora Rose

For more information on vegetation management on our properties, contact John Taylor.
Field Station and Environmental Education Center
Ball State University
Muncie, In 47306

Phone: 765-285-2641