Parrot’s feather: Multiple integrated measures
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Due to the complexity of controlling parrot’s feather, multiple integrated measures may be needed for the complete removal of the species from one site. These could include a combination of mechanical and physical control techniques, biological control techniques and/or chemical control techniques. For example, suction dredging and hand-weeding could be used in combination for the removal of submerged invasive aquatic plants, or herbicide could be applied prior to grass carp stocking for faster control and a reduction of management costs (De Winton et al. 2013).
De Winton M., Jones H., Edwards T., Özkundakci D., Wells R., McBride C., Rowe D., Hamilton D., Clayton J., Champion P. & Hofstra D. (2013) Review of Best Management Practices for Aquatic Vegetation Control in Stormwater Ponds, Wetlands, and Lakes. Auckland Council technical report, TR2013/026.