Consider an appropriate implementation approach for the key weed problems identified:
- Continue current control options
- Use control options suitable for current extreme events
- Develop new control methods adapted for climate change
- Quarantine barriers
- Eradication and containment
- Herbicide issues (runoff, resistance)
- Biological control options (redistribution)
- Cultural control options (fire, cultivation, weeding by community groups)
- Legislative framework
- Can the weed be put to positive use (biochar, bioenergy)?
- Engagement with weeds experts to guide implementation
- Support for and engagement with local/regional experts knowledgeable on invasive plants
- Community engagement to build weed awareness
- Training on identification of invasive plants, recognition of weed impact and weed control
- Support for and involvement in weed research
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Adaptation responses to combat invasion from corridors include monitoring, pinch points and translocation.
Review the location of regional quarantine barriers and determine the species to be excluded.
Develop information packages for local land managers on developing quarantine approaches adapted for climate change.
Adaptation responses to assist biological control include:
- Monitoring biological control agent effectiveness
- Redistributing biological control agents to suitable locations
- Assessing new biological control agents
For further information on managing potential weed threats under climate change, you can download the Weeds and Climate Change Technical Guide (PDF).