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

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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) 20 If your property is within the A/C zone and you have gamba grass on your property you must keep an accurate monitoring and management record. This record is to be made available to Weed Management Officers on request. If your property is within the B/C zone and you have gamba grass on your property, it is recommended that you keep an accurate monitoring and management record. An example of an appropriate monitoring and reporting format is at Appendix D. A Weed Management Officer may direct individuals to provide specific information where it is considered necessary. 8.1.3 The supply of gamba grass distribution data The supply of weed data to the Weed Management Branch by individuals and groups is fundamental to planning, prioritising and coordinating strategic weed management across the NT. The positive identification of gamba grass in an unexpected area must be reported directly to the Weed Management Branch, as immediate action may be deemed necessary. A more detailed description of gamba grass on your property can be submitted in accordance with the Guidelines for Weed Data Collection in the NT. This level of information collection and transfer is more important for large landholdings owners, however all data received will be collated and recorded. 8.2 Territory level All statutory Weed Management Plans endorsed under the Act must be reviewed every three years. 8.2.1 How will we know if this Weed Management Plan is working? Full compliance with a Weed Management Plan can require a great deal of effort, commitment and investment from land managers, particularly from those who are already affected by declared weeds. For this reason it is essential that the NT Government monitors whether the stipulated management actions are contributing towards the identified outcomes at a Territory level. 8.2.2 Adaptive management Each Weed Management Plan has been drafted using the best information available at the time of writing. However, new information may become available which should be included in, or influence the structure and content of this plan. Allowing for this flexibility enables an adaptive management approach. The NT Government is committed to applying an adaptive management approach to weed management across the Territory. Specifically it will use data and feedback gathered from land managers and other stakeholders to refine and improve future management decisions and ultimately, the weed management plans. Continuous improvement can only be achieved if the following can be determined: if investments in weed management are resulting in progress towards the identified objectives; and if the recommended management actions are achieving the most effective and efficient control outcomes.