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Evaluating progress in weed eradication programs

Panetta, F.D. and Brooks, S.J. (2008) Evaluating progress in weed eradication programs. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, 18-22 May 2008, Cairns, Queensland.

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Abstract

Evaluating progress towards eradication is critically important because weed eradication programs are very expensive and may take more than 10 years to complete. The degree of confidence that can be placed in any measure of eradication progress is a function of the effort that has been invested in finding new infestations and in monitoring known infestations. Determining eradication endpoints is particularly difficult, since plants may be extremely difficult to detect when at low densities and it is virtually impossible to demonstrate seed bank exhaustion. Recent work suggests that an economic approach to this problem should be adopted. They propose some rules of thumb to determine whether to continue an eradication program or switch to an alternative management strategy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© R.G. and F.J. Richardson.
Keywords:Weeds; eradication; decision-making; evaluation.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Eradication and containment
Deposited On:24 Aug 2009 05:45
Last Modified:07 Jun 2015 15:09

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