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.  The 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.  This 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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