This guide will help you develop knowledge and skills to:
• determine the need for survey and assessment
• describe plant communities
• choose vegetation survey and assessment methods
• collect and identify plants
• record field data
• map vegetation
• apply legislation and policy
• assess vegetation condition and habitat value
• develop quality vegetation survey reports.
This guide will assist you in choosing the best survey method for your site and help you understand the value of the vegetation you are assessing.
This manual supports courses in Vegetation Survey and Assessment delivered by NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tocal and other registered training providers. It covers the national unit of competency AHCNAR502A Conduct biological surveys.
Darren Bayley is currently manager of adult education programs in agriculture and related industries for Tocal College, NSW DPI. He has written Vegetation Survey and Assessment, Managing Weeds, and Weather and climate in farming: managing risk for profit.
David Brouwer lectured in Agronomy at Tocal College for 15 years before developing a course in Conservation and Land Management for external students. He has run external diploma studies in agriculture and land management for almost 20 years. He has authored and co-authored over 50 books for students as well as running courses in property planning for farmers.
The AgGuide series provides an indispensable collection of resources for modern farming.
Table of contents:
· Are weeds a serious problem?
· Defining your weed problem
· Understanding your weeds
· Managing your weed problem
· Non-chemical weed control methods
· Chemical weed control
· Making an action plan
The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the "Pineys," are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.
Some of the skills included are:
• Breed, rear or buy poultry
• Provide housing
• Collect and handle eggs
• Feed poultry• Maintain poultry health