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Weed management plan for gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) : 2010

Details:

Title

Weed management plan for gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) : 2010

Other title

Replaced by Weed management plan for Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass) 2014

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Natural Resources Division

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Weed management plan

Date

2010

Description

This Weed Management Plan forms part of a strategic approach to gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) management in the NT, with the overall aim being to mitigate the damage caused by gamba grass in relation to the natural environment, property and infrastructure and public health. A comprehensive weed risk management assessment found gamba grass to be a very high risk weed where potential exists for successful management.

Notes

Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Aim and objectives -- 3. Gamba grass declaration status -- 4. Current distribution -- 5. Management requirements -- 6. Eradication and control methods -- 7. Developing a weed seed spread prevention program -- 8. Tracking progress and judging success -- 9. Support and information for land managers -- Appendix A: Summary of management requirements and related actions – gamba grass in class A/C zone -- Appendix B1: Summary of management requirements and related actions – gamba grass in class B/C zone – small landholdings 20ha or less -- Appendix B2: Summary of management requirements and related actions – gamba grass in class B/C zone – large landholdings of more than 20ha -- Appendix C: Summary of management requirements and related actions – gamba grass in public transport or service corridors -- Appendix D: Suggested gamba grass monitoring report template -- Appendix E: Targets -- List of Figures -- List of Tables

Language

English

Subject

Andropogon gayanus; Control; Gamba grass; Weeds

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Edition

2010 edition

Series

Weed management plan

Now known as

Weed management plan for Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass) 2014

Previously known as

Weed management plan for gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) : draft August 2009

Format

iii, 31 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781921519840

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related materials

Submission to the review of the Weed Management Plan for Andropogon Gayanus (Gamba grass) 2010

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265105 [Weed management plan for Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass) 2014]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300740 [Weed management plan for Gamba Grass (Andropogon gayanus) - August 2018]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/804175

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/805221

Page content

Weed Management Plan for Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass) 10 5. monitor the results of gamba grass management. In order to evaluate success and get the most out of your program, it is recommended that you keep a record of the methods used and management outcomes which is consistent with the example provided at Appendix D; and 6. if your property abuts the A/C zone, and you have gamba grass, you must also implement a buffer zone of at least 40 m width along the B/C and A/C zone boundary. Seed set is to be prevented within the buffer zone (refer section 6.4). 5.3.3 Pasture management Landholders within the B/C zone may continue to use gamba grass as a pasture species. However, they are to use their best endeavours to ensure that the grass is contained within existing pasture paddocks (refer section 6.3.4) and does not spread within or from the property. Gamba grass remains most valuable as a pasture when it is maintained at a height of 60 - 90 cm. The movement of livestock from gamba grass pastures should always be closely monitored to reduce the risk of seed spread (refer section 7). Gamba grass must not be sold as hay or moved off properties for any other reason but may be moved within properties for use as fodder provided that the fodder is clean of seed and does not result in the establishment of new infestations of the grass (B/C zone only). Hay containing gamba grass cannot be moved along or across public roads unless a valid permit is held (refer to section 5.6). This applies even when properties on different sides of the road are under the same ownership or management. 5.4 Preventing introduction (Class C) This zone includes all of the Territory. All land users must ensure there is no further introduction of gamba grass into the NT or into any areas which are not currently infested. 1. If you have gamba grass on your property you must design and implement a seed spread prevention program, which will ensure that no new gamba infestations establish as a result of seed transfer or spread (refer section 7); and 2. You must not sell, buy, propagate or transport gamba grass seed or products likely to contain seed (including hay) within the NT. 5.5 Transport and service corridors Landholders and managers of service corridors and publicly used transport corridors (i.e. public roads) must: 1. regularly monitor/survey corridors to identify new or re-establishing gamba grass infestations; 2. design and implement a weed management program for gamba grass including: a) an eradication program for gamba grass infestations within the A/C zone; b) a control and containment program for gamba grass infestations within the B/C zone;