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Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland


Advice involves immediate ‘rapid-response’ actions to initiate containment along with preventative strategies, measures for control and monitoring requirements post-control. Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland responds to the GB Non-Native Species Strategy and deals with over 40 species which have been selected from plants listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) for the UK; invasive alien species of EU concern (as per EU IAS Regulation 1143/2014); and other noteworthy species of the urban environment, for example butterfly-bush (buddleia). Each species account includes: a brief description on ecology and identification with corresponding photographs; a distribution map for the British and Irish Isles; immediate actions that can be taken once identified; pathways of spread; lifespan; seed-production age; seed longevity; growth rate; a ‘schematic’ of the life-cycle aimed at assisting the determination of schedules for survey and treatment; prevention and rapid-response measures; tables of control, management and herbicide treatment linked to decision-making flow diagrams; waste-disposal requirements; re-vegetation post-management; and continued monitoring. Key references to published data and links to appropriate websites are also included.

By: Mark Fennell(Author), Laura Jones(Author), Max Wade(Author), Trevor Renals(Foreword By)

120 pages, 45 colour photos, colour illustrations, 36 colour distribution maps

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– Foreword by Trevor Renals (Environment Agency)
– Introduction and how to use the manual

– Management and control of the following invasive, non-native weeds:
– American skunk-cabbage
– Broadleaf (various-leaved) watermilfoil
– Invasive bamboos
– Butterfly-bush (Buddleia)
– Carolina fanwort
– Cotoneaster species
– Creepers (false, Virginia & Boston ivy)
– Curly waterweed
– False acacia
– Floating pennywort
– Garden lupin
– Giant rhubarb
– Himalayan balsam
– Himalayan knotweed
– Hottentot fig
– Japanese
– Giant & other hybrid knotweeds
– Japanese rose (Rugosa)
– Johnson grass (Sorghum)
– Kudzu
– Mile-a-minute weed (devil’s tail)
– Montbretia
– New Zealand pygmyweed (Australian swamp-stonecrop)
– Nuttall’s & Canadian waterweeds
– Parrot’s-feather
– Parthenium weed
– Purple dewplant
– Rhododendron
– Salmonberry
– Shallon
– Spanish bluebell
– Three-cornered & few-flowered garlics
– Tree groundsel
– Tree-of-heaven
– Variegated yellow archangel
– Water fern
– Water hyacinth
– Water primrose

– Glossary of terms and acronyms
– Index of contributors


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