Cal-IPC Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control
Best Practices Manual Now Includes Chapter on Prescribed Grazing
This manual, published by the California Invasive Plant Council, provides comprehensive descriptions of 21 commonly used non-chemical weed control techniques and of biological control agents for 18 weed species/species groups that will help practitioners treat weeds more effectively.
Authors of each chapter have compiled research and on-the-ground knowledge of subject experts on tools and methods of application, as well as on efficacy of techniques under various environmental conditions and across different classes of invasive plants. Environmental, cultural, and human safety risks are also highlighted to help support safe and effective use of techniques. This manual is designed to be a go-to resource for practitioners that are either complementing their weed control work with non-chemical techniques or are exclusively restricted to not using herbicides. Individual BMPs will be incorporated into an online decision support tool still in development.
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Cal-IPC received IPM Innovation Award
Cal-IPC received an Innovation Award from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for its 2021 work in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The award was presented for its work developing Best ManagementPractices (BMPs) for Non-Chemical Weed Control and building the WeedCUT online decision-support tool in partnership with the University of California’s IPM program. These resources are designed to guide land managers in selecting the best management approaches for their situation when herbicides are not an option. DPR has also provided funding for a follow-up project that will develop BMPs for chemical methods of invasive plant control and integrate those methods into WeedCUT.