Proactive Plant Management: Does it make a difference?
Dr. Jason Ferrell and Benjamin Sperry 27 April 2022
Dr. Jason Ferrell, Professor and Director, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Pesticide
Information Office, University of Florida – IFAS & Benjamin Sperry, PhD, Research
Biologist, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Courtesy Assistant
Professor, University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
There are two primary strategies for managing invasive plants: proactive and reactive.
It is difficult to mobilize a proactive strategy because this requires the commitment of
scarce resources toward situations that are often lower on the priority scale. However,
early intervention can prevent the need for large-scale management. In this presentation
we will discuss how proactive management is an environmentally and economically sound