Category Archives: Agrostis gigantea

Escape and hybridization of a genetically modified invasive plant

Back in 2002 Scotts Company planted Roundup resistant Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass) in a trial field in Oregon. ┬áThe genes moved in pollen carried by the wind to wild Agrostis stolonifera and A. gigantea plants up to 21 km away. … Continue reading

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Herbicide resistant creeping bentgrass

Another study on the potential effects of escaped transgenic creeping bentgrass, Agrostis stolonifera, is out. ┬áThis study shows that in Central Oregon wetland communities are at particular risk of invasion by creeping bentgrass and by redtop, Agrostis gigantea. Redtop can … Continue reading

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