Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance (Feb 27, 2017)
Weed Science Society of America.
Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. But there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices heard and to share their experiences in managing herbicide-resistant weeds.
All that is changing with a series of seven regional listening sessions sponsored by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Farmers across the nation are being invited to share their challenges, successes and opinions.
Management Practices for Invasive Species
National Invasive Species Information Center.
Provides best management practices to prevent
or mitigate invasive species establishment
Integrated Weed Management Resource Center
USDA. ARS. Integrated Weed Management Resource Center.
The Integrated Weed Management (IWM) Resource Center is a place to find helpful, trustworthy resources on using integrated weed management for herbicide resistant weeds. Provides a clearinghouse of reliable educational resources necessary to integrate new weed management practices successfully, from trusted sources throughout the U.S.
See also: Weed Management Toolbox
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health; Nature Conservancy. Global Invasive Species Team.
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 Risk Tool
IPM Institute of North America.
Formerly the Pesticide Risk Mitigation Engine, the Pesticide Risk Tool is a user-friendly, innovative online tool that ranks pesticide products for impacts on birds, earthworms, small mammals, aquatic ecosystems, worker/bystander health, consumer health and pollinators. 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.
Biological Control Program
Forest Health Protection.
Biological Control: Important Tool for Managing Invasive Species
USDA. ARS. Agricultural Research
Magazine (Mar 2000 - Vol. 48, No. 3).
and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles
to Prevent the Spread of Invasive
Species (May 2010; PDF | 13 MB)
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 Program
National Park Service.
See also: Integrated
Pest Management Resources
Assessing and Managing Invasive Species Within Protected Areas:
A Quick Guide for Protected Area Practitioners
(2009; PDF | 3.9 MB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.
EDIS Topic - Biological Control
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source - publication resources; provides resources and publications for beneficial insects and nemotodes, biological control of weeds, biological control for insect management, and biological control with mites.
Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Cornell University. Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Control of Forest Pests in the Eastern United States
University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
of Invasive Species: A Synthesis of Highway Practice (2006)
National Academies. Transportation Research
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.
Tools of the Trade
Nature Conservancy. Global Invasive Species Team.