Christiana Conser, Lizbeth Seebacher, David W. Fujino, Sarah Reichard, & Joseph M. DiTomaso
Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) methods for evaluating invasiveness in plants have evolved rapidly in the last two decades. Many WRA tools exist, but none were specifically designed to screen ornamental plants prior to being released into the environment. To be accepted as a tool to evaluate ornamental plants for the nursery industry, it is critical that a WRA tool accurately predicts non-invasiveness without falsely categorizing them as invasive. We developed a new Plant Risk Evaluation (PRE) tool for ornamental plants.
Read the full article highlighting this groundbreaking Plant Risk Evaluation (PRE) tool research at PLOS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.