Weed Mapping

Weed mapping is useful at a range of scales and is one of the keys to operating a successful weed management plan. The purposes for mapping are:

  • Identifying and locating species in order to plan management actions at the local scale.
  • Recording treatments and progress in managing the weed problem.
  • Providing a record so that a history is compiled which will guide management actions over many years.
  • Local mapping when combined can inform management at a district level and when districts are combined at the state and national level. This is of particular value when planning prevention of spread, training, targeted remediation programs.

In order for weed mapping to be of use at all scales a set of national core attributes has been endorsed by the Australian Weeds Committee. These are supported by "A Field Manual for Surveying and Mapping Nationally Significant Weeds" published by the Bureau of Rural Sciences, which describes methods, recording and reporting, field data sheets for on the ground use.

The above documents are available for download by clicking the links below.

More information is available from the Bureau of Rural Sciences at www.daff.gov.au/brsweeds.


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