Hog-nutsedge Research Featured in Savannah Morning News

The Savannah Morning News has a wonderful article about a recent publication by Callie Oldfield and Jonathan Evans. The article, entitled “St. Catherines’ pigs don’t fly, but they do farm,” written by Asher Kolman, details our work on the interactions between two invasive species, yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and wild hogs (Sus scrofa). We found that wild hog disturbances resulting in population-level benefit to yellow nutsedge. Wild hogs returned to disturbances approximately every 5 years to forage and re-disturb areas. We speculate that this is the first instance of farming in a mammal, other than humans.

Read the Savannah Morning News article here, and the scientific publication herehogdisturbance!


About Callie Oldfield

I was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Sewanee Herbarium from Winter 2015-Summer 2016. I am currently a PhD student studying Plant Biology at the University of Georgia.

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