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Weeds

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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Weed Society History

Society Activities

The Society was founded in 1966, and its activities include:

  • Hosting major conferences.
  • Making annual awards to students for weed related projects.
  • Providing awards for travel to attend the triennial Australian Weeds Conferences.
  • Conducting community workshops on weeds to assist in management and raise awareness.
  • Providing policy advice to State and Federal authorities.

Functions

Major functions organized include:

Past Presidents

  • 1966-67 Bill Parsons
  • 1968-69 Tom Donaldson
  • 1972-73 Doug McDonough
  • 1974 Mick Lumb
  • 1975-76 Harry Combellack
  • 1977-78 Jim Ward
  • 1979-80 Ian Anderson
  • 1981-82 Bob Edgar
  • 1983-84 Doug Wilson
  • 1985-86 David Campbell
  • 1987-88 Rosemary Henderson
  • 1989-90 Bob Richardson
  • 1991-92 Chris Knight
  • 1993-94 Ros Shepherd
  • 1995-96 Don Matthews
  • 1997-98 Kate Blood
  • 1998-00 Kelly Raymond
  • 2001-02 Wendy Bedggood
  • 2003 Richard Denvir
  • 2004-06 Daniel Joubert
  • 2007 Ken Young
  • 2008-09 Michael Hansford
  • 2009-11 James O'Brien
  • 2011-13 Michael Hansford