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Control Mechanisms

Provides general resources for biological, chemical, and mechanical control methods. See other sections for species specific information:

Pesticide Mitigation Risk Engine (PRiME)
Pesticide Mitigation Risk Engine.
PRiME is a user-friendly, online tool that ranks pesticide products for impacts on birds, earthworms, small mammals, aquatic ecosystems and worker/bystander health and safety. This tool applies best available science to permit producers, advisors and regulatory professionals to compare different pest management scenarios for any commodity and select options with the fewest potential environmental and health hazards.

Best Management Practices for Invasive Species
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Provides best management practices to prevent or mitigate invasive species establishment or movement.

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110 Years of Federal Biological Control Research (Nov 24, 2001)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Assessing and Managing Invasive Species Within Protected Areas: A Quick Guide for Protected Area Practitioners (2009; PDF | 3.9 MB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.

Good Practices - Diseases and Pests of Plants and Animals
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

Biological Control Program
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Cornell University. Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Biological Control: Important Tool for Managing Invasive Species (Mar 2000)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Biological Control of Forest Pests in the Eastern United States
University of Massachussetts - Amherst.

Control of Invasive Species: A Synthesis of Highway Practice (2006; PDF | 1.6 MB)
National Academies. Transportation Research Board.
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP Synthesis 363).
This synthesis reviews federal, state, and regional approaches; prevention, early detection, and rapid responses; identification of aspects of operations and risks; statewide inventories; and information management. In particular, this report synthesizes the state of the practice in developing Integrated (Roadside) Vegetation Management, along with physical, chemical, biological, and cultural control mechanisms.

Integrated Pest Management: Current and Future Strategies - Interpretive Sumary (Jun 2003; PDF | 74 KB)
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.
(requires subscription or fee for full report)

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species (May 2010; PDF | 13 MB)
DOI. Bureau of Reclamation. Policy and Program Services.
Technical Memorandum No. 86-68220-07-05
This manual provides recommendations for inspection and cleaning of vehicles and equipment as a prevention tool to limit the spread of invasive species. The manual will help equipment operators gain a better understanding of how invasive plants and animals are spread by contaminated equipment into new locations and has broad applications for many organizations and agencies.

Integrated Pest Management Manual
DOI. National Park Service.

Invasipedia
Invasive.org. BugwoodWiki.
Invasipedia houses information on invasive plants, animals, and pathogens, and especially how to best manage them. Its foundation is the large amount of species management information originally developed by The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team (site no longer supported) and is now supported by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Its continued growth depends upon your contributions.

Pesticide Mitigation Risk Engine (PRiME)
Pesticide Mitigation Risk Engine.
PRiME is a user-friendly, online tool that ranks pesticide products for impacts on birds, earthworms, small mammals, aquatic ecosystems and worker/bystander health and safety. This tool applies best available science to permit producers, advisors and regulatory professionals to compare different pest management scenarios for any commodity and select options with the fewest potential environmental and health hazards.

Containment Facility
Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Development Division. Plants, Pests and Pest Control.

Risky Business: Invasive species management on National Forests - A review and summary of needed changes in current plans, policies and programs (Feb 2001)
Kettle Range Conservation Group (Washington).

Tools of the Trade
Invasive.org.
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.

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