Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results?

Keith B. Ferdinands, Samantha Setterfield, Jonathan Vea

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    Abstract

    It has long been recognised that weed management issues require long-term, strategic investment and well-coordinated efforts. In sport this would be talked about as something like running a marathon. In contrast, there appears too few examples of long-term investment in weed management and where investment occurs it is often seeking to achieve short-term results. We reviewed an example of natural resource management in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory. In this Park, biodiversity conservation and weed management efforts are designed using high levels of collaboration and seek to improve the balance of short-term and long-term weed management results. Based on these examples, we suggest that in many cases in the Northern Territory (NT), we have the policies, plans, tools, systems and experts to do (and/or continue) marathon-like weed management efforts. The big challenge is not how to do long-term strategic management of priority weeds, it is convincing decision makers and funding bodies that there are a variety of benefits to be gained from doing so.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016
    EditorsR. Randall, S. Lloyd, C. Borger
    Place of PublicationPerth, Western Australia
    PublisherWeeds Society of Western Australia
    Pages304-307
    ISBN (Electronic)9780646960319
    ISBN (Print)9781510834088
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event20th Australasian Weeds Conference - Perth, Australia
    Duration: 11 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference20th Australasian Weeds Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period11/09/1615/09/16

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    Ferdinands, K. B., Setterfield, S., & Vea, J. (2016). Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results? In R. Randall, S. Lloyd, & C. Borger (Eds.), 20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016 (pp. 304-307). Perth, Western Australia: Weeds Society of Western Australia.
    Ferdinands, Keith B. ; Setterfield, Samantha ; Vea, Jonathan . / Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results?. 20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016. editor / R. Randall ; S. Lloyd ; C. Borger. Perth, Western Australia : Weeds Society of Western Australia, 2016. pp. 304-307
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    Ferdinands, KB, Setterfield, S & Vea, J 2016, Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results? in R Randall, S Lloyd & C Borger (eds), 20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016. Weeds Society of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 304-307, 20th Australasian Weeds Conference, Perth, Australia, 11/09/16.

    Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results? / Ferdinands, Keith B. ; Setterfield, Samantha; Vea, Jonathan .

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