FIELD CREW TRAINING
A presentation to use for spring training programs for private, commercial, and government herbicide applicators and staff. The downloadable PDF includes over 40 slides highlighting important guidelines applicators should follow before, during and after herbicide application.
Herbicide Education Series
Tolerance OF Non-Target Species to Herbicide
SELECTING, MAINTAINING AND CALIBRATING SPRAY EQUIPMENT
The “Smart” spray wand with GIS and GPS capability is a precision tool for treating invasive plants on wild land sites, and can simplify invasive weed management.
Learn key features to consider before purchasing a backpack sprayer, maintenance guidelines, and TechLine reader-reviews of backpack sprayer equipment.
We asked 10 public and private invasive plant management professionals which ATV and UTV herbicide application platforms they recommend and why. Learn about the equipment they endorse based on experience.
How do I make the most of my herbicide spot treatments? How much herbicide do I put in my tank? The answers to these questions plus step-by-step procedures for calibrating your large and small volume sprayers are included in this article.
A summary of field studies by Robert Wolf and others at Kansas State University to evaluate the effectiveness of spray nozzles on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
KEY REFERENCES FOR YOUR MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX
Planning and Assessing
NatureServe 2004 - A tool for assessing, categorizing, and listing non-native invasive vascular plants according to their impact on native species and natural biodiversity in a large geographical area.
The Nature Conservancy - The resources on this page help with developing weed management plans, working with volunteer networks, creating useful communications and outreach programs, and more.
Elzinga et al. 1998 - This technical reference describes the role of effective monitoring and provides a step-by-step overview of the entire monitoring process for single plant species.
Rew and Pokorny 2006 - This book provides practical information on inventory and survey methods for sites of any size, staffing level, or budget and will help improve the relevance and accuracy of a nonindigenous plant species management program. Includes color photos, maps, and diagrams.
Prevention and Control
California Invasive Plant Council 2012 - This manual presents a set of voluntary guidelines and ready-to-use checklists to help those managing wildlands in California to prevent the accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants.
UC Davis Weed Research and Information Center 2013 - Fifteen authors led by Dr. Joe DiTomaso of UC Davis compiled information on control methods for 340 species in 13 western states, covering rangelands, grasslands, pastures, riparian and aquatic areas.