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Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Heliotropium europaeum (Common Heliotrope)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Opuntia robusta           (Wheel Cactus)Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)Tribulus sp. (Caltrop)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle)Alternanthera pungens (Khaki Weed)Cichorium intybus (Chicory)Carduus pycnocephalus (Shore Thistle)Briza minor (Lesser Quaking Grass)Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed)Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)Solanum sp. (Nightshade; seedlings)Conyza sp. (Fleabane) Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)Alstroemeria hybrid (Peruvian Lily)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)

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Registration CLOSED- Fifth Victorian Weeds Conference, Invasive Plants and Animals- Contrasts and Connections, 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong.

Registration is now open for the Weed Society's Fifth Biennial Conference. This year's conference offers an array of speakers covering a variety of topics across both invasive plants and animals. The conference will include two forums- Chilean Needle Grass, Chaired by Gerald Leach of the Victorian Farmers Federation; and Putting the Public Interest into Invasive Species Management, Chaired by Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council. A field trip is offered on the third day to look at management of gorse, rabbits & management of serrated tussock by use of domestic pig farming. As a special treat, a conference dinner to Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre is also on offer, (as well as the normal onsite dinner). This will include a night walk and presentation describing the managment of the Mt Rothwell property, and a buffet dinner. Transport will be provided for field trip participants. More information can be found in the registration form attached. 

Sponsorship opportunities also exist for businesses wanting to participate. Please refer to the attached sponsorship document to review the details of sponsoship packages on offer. 

We will also be hosting the AGM during lunch on Wednesday 14th May. Committee member elections will be held during this time and we invite those interested in becoming a committee member to nominate for a position. Please feel free to email the Secretary at secwssv@surf.net.au if you would like more information. Please use the nomination form attached to nominate for a committee member position. 

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