• ja ツバキ園におけるガチョウの除草利用
  • Weeding by Geese in a Camellia Garden
  • ツバキエン ニオケル ガチョウ ノ ジョソウ リヨウ
    • 溝口, 由子
    • 主税, 裕樹
    • 髙山, 耕二
    • 冨永, 輝
    • 城戸, 麻里
    • 田浦, 一成
    • 野村, 哲也
  • Other Camellia japonica L.
  • Other free-ranging geese
  • Other the damage ratio
  • Other vegetation management
  • Other ガチョウ放飼
  • Other 植生管理
  • Other 被害率
  • Other ツバキ
  • NDC 615
  • Other type:論文(Article)
  • Other The objective of this study was to obtain fundamental information on use of geese for sustainable vegetation management, especially weeding of agricultural land. An experiment was conducted to prove the influence of free-ranging 8 geese (Anser anser domesticus)( 6 months of age, average body weight: 2.8 kg) on weeding in the camellia garden (Camellia japonica L., 1.3 a in area, planting density: 178 plants/a), consisting of control plot (a closed area: 0.4 a) and the free-ranging plot (0.9 a) from November to December in 2010 (16 days). Equisetum arvense L., Setaria glauca (L.) Beauv. and Commelina benghalensis L. were frequently observed in the camellia garden. Herbage mass of the free-ranging plot significantly decreased with advancing geese free-ranging (P<0.05), which was significantly smaller than that of the control plot at the end of free-ranging period (P<0.05). Free-ranging geese grazed Amphicarpaea edgeworthii Benth. var. japonica Oliver and Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagp. wound around the camellia as well as Equisetum arvense L. and Commelina benghalensis L.. At the end of free-ranging period, the geese exhibited grazing behaviour against leaves of camellia only twice, so that the percentage of injured camellia to total trees was 0.6%. These results indicated that the free-ranging geese suppressed the weeds effectively in a camellia garden and they were helpful for weeding.
Publisher 鹿児島大学
  • jpn
Resource Type departmental bulletin paper
Version Type VoR
Identifier URI
    • NCID AN00040636
    • ISSN 0386-0132
      • 鹿児島大学農学部農場研究報告=Bulletin of the Experimental Farm Faculty of Agriculture,Kagoshima University 34, 11-15
Oaidate 2021-04-14