Giant Alien
Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) a pernicious invasive weed: Developing a sustainable strategy for alien invasive plant management in Europe



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The Giant Hogweed
Best Practice Manual

The manual provides up to date knowledge about all relevant aspects of the biology, ecology, taxonomy and management of invasive hogweeds. Background information and management guidelines mainly refers to Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) but is also usable for the closely related H. sosnowskyi and H. persicum.
The manual seeks to prevent Giant Hogweed and other species from displacing native plant and animal species, thereby conserving biodiversity across Europe.

Click here to download the manual as a pdf-file or to order a printed paper copy

Giant Alien Project (2002-2005) has been financed by the European Commision within the 5th Framework Programme, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development’, project no. EVK2-CT-2001-00128