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F. Dane Panetta and Oscar J. Cacho Beyond fecundity control: which weeds are most containable? Journal of Applied Ecology 49

Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02105.x

Feasibility of containment should be viewed in terms of the effort required to reduce weed spread rate, as well as the effectiveness of relevant management actions. Where dispersal vectors are not readily manageable and the probability of detection via structured and/or unstructured surveillance is low, a much greater reliance upon fecundity control will be needed to contain a weed. A combination of empirical and theoretical approaches should be used to develop and refine estimates of containment feasibility. Such estimates will aid decision-making with regard to whether to attempt to reduce weed spread and assist in prioritisation of different weeds for containment.

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