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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) 27 Appendix C: Summary of management requirements and related actions gamba grass in public transport or service corridors Transport and Service Corridor Objectives Management Requirements Management Actions Eradicate isolated plants and outbreaks. Design and implement a weed control program for gamba grass, including an eradication program for gamba grass infestations within the A/C zone; a control and containment program for gamba grass infestations within the B/C zone. The program should clearly delineate and determine areas of priority. It should also establish the most appropriate control methods. Chemical control (section 6.2); Non-chemical control (section 6.3); and Fire management (section 6.5). Implement early detection and eradication programs. Regularly monitor/survey land, including previously treated areas, to identify new or re-establishing gamba grass infestations at an early stage. Notify the Weed Management Branch of the presence of gamba grass in the Class A management zone if it is identified in an area which it has not been found previously. Eradicate new and outlying populations immediately. Prioritise control in areas with the lowest infestation levels. Regularly monitor/survey land, including previously treated areas, to identify new or re-establishing gamba grass infestations at an early stage. These should be controlled immediately. Outbreaks furthest from major/source infestations should be targeted first. Actively contain large infestation areas. Implement weed control in accordance with the annual control and containment program. Active suppression of seed set may be required outside of high priority areas if road and or construction works pose an immediate spread threat. Prevent/minimise further seed production. Seed production is to be suppressed through: Chemical control (section 6.2); Non-chemical control (section 6.3); and Fire management (section 6.5). To strategically control infestations of gamba grass in transport and service corridors. Design and implement a seed spread prevention program. Design and implement a seed spread prevention program (section 7), to ensure: gamba grass or seed is not moved on machinery or equipment; gamba grass or seed is not moved along transport or service corridors; and seed transport and germination is not facilitated by feral animals and poor land condition. Develop and implement nationally consistent and targeted extension products and activities Information and awareness resources and campaigns are developed and implemented to raise awareness and capacity of landholders to control and contain the spread of gamba grass. Develop and maintain an ongoing monitoring program. A monitoring program should be developed in accordance with the Monitoring Report Template attached at Appendix D. A Monitoring Report should record the type and location of all management actions undertaken, including active control, spread prevention and survey works. The result of these actions should be recorded, even if the desired result was not achieved. Maintain an accurate record of control methods applied and results achieved for possible collation at a Territory level. A monitoring and management record may be requested at any time by the Weed Management Branch. To apply an adaptive approach to weed management. Evaluate the efficiency of control and containment programs over time. Determine the success of various management actions employed and use this information to fine tune the performance of the management program.