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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) 1 Contents 1. Introduction.........................................................................................................................3 1.1 Background................................................................................................................3 1.2 Period and application of plan ...................................................................................3 1.3 Coordinated and adaptive management of gamba grass..........................................3 2. Aim and objectives .............................................................................................................4 2.1 Aim.............................................................................................................................4 2.2 Management objectives.............................................................................................4 2.3 Targets.......................................................................................................................5 3. Gamba grass declaration status.........................................................................................5 3.1 Northern Territory Weed Risk Management System .................................................6 4. Current distribution .............................................................................................................7 5. Management requirements.................................................................................................8 5.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................8 5.2 Eradication (Class A) .................................................................................................8 5.3 Controlling growth and spread (Class B) ...................................................................9 5.3.1 Small landholdings 9 5.3.2 Large landholdings 9 5.3.3 Pasture management 10 5.4 Preventing introduction (Class C) ............................................................................10 5.5 Transport and service corridors ...............................................................................10 5.6 Permits.....................................................................................................................11 6. Eradication and control methods ......................................................................................11 6.1 General ....................................................................................................................11 6.1.1 Integrated weed control 11 6.1.2 Property weed management planning and mapping 12 6.1.3 Timing weed control 12 6.2 Chemical control ......................................................................................................13 6.2.1 Disclaimer 13 6.2.2 When to apply herbicide 13 6.2.3 How to apply herbicide 14 6.2.4 Monitoring results and follow-up 14 6.2.5 Mission Grass (Pennisetum polystachion) 14 6.3 Non-chemical control ...............................................................................................14 6.3.1 Physical removal 14 6.3.2 Slashing or mowing 15 6.3.3 Ploughing, grading or scraping 15 6.3.4 Grazing 15 6.4 Buffer Zones ............................................................................................................16


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