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Containment as a strategy for tackling contentious plants

Greco, Tony, Clarkson, John R., Friedel, Margaret H., Ferdinands, Keith and Setterfield, Samantha (2010). Containment as a strategy for tackling contentious plants. In: Zydenbos, Sue M. 17th Australasian Weeds Conference (2010), Christchurch, New Zealand, 26-30 September 2010.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 83093774xPUB230
Author Greco, Tony
Clarkson, John R.
Friedel, Margaret H.
Ferdinands, Keith
Setterfield, Samantha
Title Containment as a strategy for tackling contentious plants
Conference Name 17th Australasian Weeds Conference (2010)
Conference Location Christchurch, New Zealand
Conference Dates 26-30 September 2010
Conference Publication Title 17th Australasian weeds conference papers & proceedings : new frontiers in New Zealand, togehter we can beat the weed
Editor Zydenbos, Sue M.
Place of Publication Christchurch, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Plant Protection Society
Publication Year 2010
ISBN 9780864762399   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 486
End Page 489
Total Pages 3
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract Summary
Contentions arise over plant species that are valued for their productive potential but which are also a threat to other industries or natural environments. ‘Containment’ is potentially a valid strategic goal for such species but we contend that often it will not be feasible. Feasibility is influenced by the characteristics of the targeted plant species, the landscapes within which they are grown and the management and social systems of which they are a part. Reversing breaches of a containment unit requires local eradication. The scale at which containment is attempted and the location of ‘containment lines’ are particularly critical in making containment a viable option in the management of weeds in general and contentious plants in particula
Keyword Containment
Contentious plants
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