Gearing Up For Spring And Summer - Essential Online Resources


SELECTING, MAINTAINING AND CALIBRATING SPRAY EQUIPMENT

Smart Wand Technology

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.
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Tips for Selecting, Maintaining, and Calibrating Backpack Sprayers

Learn key features to consider before purchasing a backpack sprayer, maintenance guidelines, and TechLine reader-reviews of backpack sprayer equipment.

Selecting ATV or UTV Herbicide Sprayer Platforms for Wildland and Natural Area Management

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.

Calibration Guidelines for Small (backpack) and Large Volume (ATV-, truck-mounted boom and boomless) Herbicide Sprayers

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. 

Understanding Performance of your ATV-Mounted Boomless Spray Nozzles 

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

AN INVASIVE SPECIES ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL

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. 

ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT TEMPLATES AND PLANNING EXAMPLES

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. 

MEASURING AND MONITORING PLANT POPULATIONS 

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. 

INVENTORY AND SURVEY METHODS FOR NONINDIGENOUS 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

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices for Land Managers

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.

Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States

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.


 

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