Invasive Species Compendium

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Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) control - the ACT experience.


Mapping Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) infestations using the Collector application (app) with ArcGIS On-line has made it easier to recognise factors associated with successful control: winter control, use of fluproponate for initial control of large infestations, thorough follow-up control, and field staff with good plant identification and weed control skills. Rapid spread of Chilean needle grass is associated with: proximity to large infestations, mowing/slashing, incomplete control, grazing and high levels of people/vehicle movements.