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

Handbook / ManualNew

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

Packard Publishing

1 customer review
Paperback | Jul 2018 | #243563 | ISBN-13: 9781853411656
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £34.99 $45 / €40 approx

About this book

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 (Buddleja). 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; revegetation post-management; and continued monitoring. Key references to published data and links to appropriate websites are also included.


- 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

Reviews (1)

Excellent treatment of the subject!
By Angel 10 Aug 2018 Written for Paperback

What a special book, specific and focused on a topic that little has been written about. I had to fight against the spread of a grass - I respect them all - that my mother had brought from Spain and that kept growing and spreading all over the garden.
Very welcome!

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