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Issues and solutions for researching weed eradication target species

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Brooks, S. J. and Setter, S.D. (2014) Issues and solutions for researching weed eradication target species. In: 19th Australasian Weeds Conference, September 2014, Tasmanian Weed Society, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Article Link: http://caws.nzpps.org/awc/2014/awc201412551.pdf


Species biology drives the frequency, duration and extent of survey and control activities in weed eradication programs. Researching the key biological characters can be difficult when plants occur at limited locations and are controlled immediately by field crews who are dedicated to preventing reproduction. Within the National Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program and the former National Siam Weed Eradication Program, key information needed by the eradication teams has been obtained through a combination of field, glasshouse and laboratory studies without jeopardising the eradication objective.
Information gained on seed longevity, age to reproductive maturity, dispersal and control options has been used to direct survey and control activities. Planned and opportunistic data collections will continue to provide biological information to refine eradication activities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Miconia, clidemia, limnocharis, mikania, chromolaena, seed banks, phenology
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Live Archive:19 Nov 2014 00:36
Last Modified:31 Mar 2022 04:56

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