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Management Plans by Species

Contains management plans for invasive plants. For additional resources, see:


General Resources

Invasive Plant Management Plans
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Invasive Plants Management Library - Includes Element Stewardship Abstracts (ESA)
Species management summaries created by the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team. Information is no longer maintained but provides useful, researched and inclusive management summaries.

Brazilian Peppertree

Florida's Brazilian Peppertree Management Plan - 2nd Edition (Apr 2006; PDF | 13 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Brazilian Peppertree Task Force.

Brazilian Pepper Management Plan for Florida (Jul 1997; PDF | 828 KB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council.


Broom (Scotch, French, & Spanish) - Noxious Weed Integrated Vegetation Management Guide
IPM Practitioners Association.

Controlling Scotch (Scots) Broom (Cytisus scoparius) in the Pacific Northwest (Apr 5, 2004; PDF | 176 KB)
Produced by The Nature Conservancy.

Chinese Tallow

Chinese Tallow Management Plan for Florida (Sep 2005; PDF | 5.2 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Chinese Tallow Task Force.


A Cogongrass Management Guide: Proceedings of the Regional Cogongrass Conference "Confronting the Cogongrass Crisis Across the South" (Nov 2007)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Cogongrass Eradication Strategies (Mar 2010; PDF | 92 KB)
Georgia Forestry Commission.

English Ivy

Controlling English Ivy (Hedera helix) in the Pacific Northwest (Mar 31, 2004; PDF | 324 KB)
Produced by The Nature Conservancy.

Giant Hogweed

The Giant Hogweed Best Practice Manual: Guidelines for the management and control of an invasive weed in Europe
Giant Alien (Europe).
Note: Available in eight different languages.

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard Management Options
Michigan State University. Entomology.

Himalayan Blackberry

Controlling Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus [R. discolor, R. procerus]) in the Pacific Northwest (Mar 30, 2004; PDF | 252 KB)
Produced by The Nature Conservancy.

Japanese Climbing Fern

Biology and Control of Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) (May 2009)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.


Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed (Apr 2005, 3rd Ed; PDF | 2.85 MB)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

Knapweeds (Spotted, Diffuse, & Russian) - Noxious Weed Integrated Vegetation Management Guide
IPM Practitioners Association.


Controlling Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum, P. sachalinense, P. polystachyum and hybrids) in the Pacific Northwest (Jan 16, 2003; PDF | 2.29 MB)
Created by: The Nature Conservancy. Global Invasive Species Team.


Controlling Kudzu in CRP Stands
University of Georgia. Warnell School of Forest Resources. Entomology.
David J. Moorhead, Forester, Extension Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Kevin D. Johnson, Forester, Forest Management, Georgia Forestry Commission

Leafy Spurge

Leafy Spurge - Noxious Weed Integrated Vegetation Management Guide
IPM Practitioners Association.

Biological Control and Leafy Spurge
USDA. ARS. TEAM Leafy Spurge; North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Biological Control of Leafy Spurge, Program Aid Number 1435, Sep 1989
DOI. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center; USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Controlling Leafy Spurge Using Goats and Sheep (May 1995)
North Dakota State University. Extension Service.

Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge Manual (Jun 2001)
USDA. ARS. TEAM Leafy Spurge.

Old World Climbing Fern

Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum) Management Plan for Florida - Second Edition (2006; PDF | 2.33 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Lygodium Task Force.

Oriental Bittersweet

Species Management and Control Information - Oriental Bittersweet
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Invasive Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Lands Managers.

Reed Canarygrass

Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) Control & Management in the Pacific Northwest (Jun 7, 2004; PDF | 373 KB)
Produced by The Nature Conservancy.


10-Year Strategic Plan on the Comprehensive Removal of Tamarisk and the Coordinated Restoration of Colorado's Native Riparian Ecosystems (Jan 8, 2004; PDF | 2.37 MB)
Tamarisk Coalition.
Prepared by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Executive Order # D 002 03.

Ecological Interactions in the Biological Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the United States: Toward a New Understanding (PDF | 453 KB)
DOI. USGS. Western Ecological Research Center.
C. Jack DeLoach, Raymond I. Carruthers, Jeffrey E. Lovich, Tom L. Dudley and Stanley D. Smith (2000)

Kansas 10-Year Strategic Plan for the Comprehensive Control of Tamarisk and Other Non-Native Phreatophytes (2005; PDF | 3 MB)
Kansas Water Office.
A Joint Effort by the Tamarisk 10-Year Strategic Plan Working Group.

Missouri River Watershed Coalition Saltcedar Management Plan (Feb 2007; PDF | 132 KB)
Missouri River Watershed Coalition.

New Mexico Non-Native Phreatophyte/Watershed Management Plan (Aug 2, 2005; PDF | 8.5 MB)
New Mexico Department of Agriculture.


Tree-of-Heaven Control (PDF | 49 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.

Tropical Soda Apple

Biological Control of Tropical Soda Apple (2009; PDF | 1.6 MB)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. TAME Invasives Portal.


Methods of Weed Control
State of Colorado. Larimer County. Weed Control District.

Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America - Weed-feeders
Cornell University. New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. Department of Entomology.

Yellow Starthistle

Biology and Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle (Jul 2003, 2nd Ed; PDF | 1.6 MB)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

Yellow Starthistle - Noxious Weed Integrated Vegetation Management Guide
IPM Practitioners Association.

Yellow Starthistle Management Guide (Sep 2006)
California Invasive Plant Council.

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