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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) 5 f) preventing the movement of gamba grass and seed along corridors; and g) designing and implementing a seed spread prevention program. 4. To apply an adaptive approach to weed management by: a) developing and implementing nationally consistent and targeted extension products and activities b) developing and maintaining an ongoing monitoring program; c) maintaining accurate records of control methods applied and results achieved for analysis at regional and Territory-wide scales; and d) evaluating the efficiency of control and containment programs. 2.3 Targets Gamba grass management is an ongoing process. This plan outlines a number of targets to assist all land users to measure the effectiveness of the management objectives over the life of the plan (refer Appendix E). 3. Gamba grass declaration status Gamba grass is declared under section 7 of the Act as: Class A (to be eradicated) in all areas of the NT except where it is classified as Class B; Class B (growth and spread to be controlled) in that area described as, Inside that area starting at the Daly River mouth, then generally north-east along the coast to the western boundary of Kakadu National Park, then south along the western boundary of Kakadu National Park to the northern boundary of Nitmiluk National Park, then east along the northern boundary of Nitmiluk National Park, then generally south along the eastern boundary of Nitmiluk National Park, then generally west along the southern boundary of Nitmiluk National Park, to the eastern boundary of NT Portion (NTP) 6337, then south along the eastern boundary of NTP 6337 to the northern boundary of NTP 4192, then generally in a east-northeast direction along the northern-eastern boundary of NTP 4192 to the southern boundary of Nitmiluk National Park to the Katherine River, then generally westsouth-west along the Katherine River, then north along the Daly River to the northern boundary of NTP 4059, then west along the northern boundary of NTP 4059, then south along the western boundary of NTP 4059, then west along the northern boundary of NTP 4059 and 1637, then north along the western boundary of NTP 2700 and 1666 then generally north-west along the Daly River to the Daly River mouth; and Class C (not to be introduced) in all areas of the NT. The boundaries of the Class A/C and Class B/C zones are shown in Figure 1.


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