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Documents and Resources


Biodiversity impacts of Chilean needle grass Nassella neesiana on Australian indigenous grasslands
Ian Guthrie Faithfull, B.Sc. (Hons.)


School of Engineering and Science
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
Victoria University, St Albans, Victoria, Australia

A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Initial pages and Contents (pdf - 307 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (pdf - 247 KB)
Chapter 2: Temporal changes in patch and infestation dimensions (pdf - 1,202 KB)
Chapter 3: Historically quantified infestations revisited (pdf - 649 KB)
Chapter 4: Disturbance and seed inundation field experiment (pdf - 1,715 KB)
Chapter 5: Relationship between senescence of Themeda triandra and invasion by N. neesiana (pdf - 444 KB)
Chapter 6: Soil moisture depletion in spring a possible mechanism for N. neesiana impact (pdf - 244 KB)
Chapter 7: Diversity of vascular plants associated with N. neesiana patches (pdf - 913 KB)
Chapter 8: Invertebrate diversity (pdf - 1,013 KB)
Chapter 9: Conclusions (pdf - 152 KB)
Chapter 10: References (pdf - 348 KB)
Literature review (pdf - 1,671 KB)

Slashing Weeds Spread - DVD


    This new DVD resource provides a presentation on new hygiene technology for roadside management of weeds including slash covers and fans. It also features a presentation on Chilean needle grass identification. This DVD was developed to increase the capacity of land managers to identify CNG and prevent its further spread.



      To view the slasher technology presentation (part 1) online via youtube click here. (external link)

      To view the slasher technology presentation (part 2) online via youtube click here. (external link)

      To view the identification of Chilean needle grass presentation online via youtube click here. (external link)

CNG Management Brochure


    Hard-copy versions of the Best Practice Manual and brochure can be obtained from: NSW DPI Bookshop - ph. 1800 028 374 email: (bookshop@dpi.nsw.gov.au).


Slasher cover
Demonstration day
November 2009
Brochure

(pdf - 3023kb)


CNG AWARENESS FLIER
download, print and distribute
this flier to raise awareness of
CNG in your area

(pdf - 953kb)


CNG Research Update 2007

(pdf - 3420kb)

Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana)
Compiled by Linda Iaconis

Photo: Chilean needle grass

Research

CNG News

Edition 7


(1007kb)

Edition 6


(595kb)

Edition 5


(230kb)
Edition 4


(435kb)
Edition 3


(657kb)
Edition 2


(734kb)
Edition 1


(344kb)
 

Tussock Terminators Research Forum, Albury NSW - 2nd 3rd November 2005

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