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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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2010 Most Weed-wise Nursery in Australia Competition

The Council of Australasian Weed Science Societies (CAWS) invites nominations for the 2010 Most Weed-wise Nursery in Australia Competition.

The 2007 winners were Bulleen Art and Garden.

The competition is endorsed by the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia, and by Sustainable Gardening Australia.

For more details about the award, have a look at the selection criteria.

Date Published 11/1/2010

Committee Nominations

Nominations to join the 2010 Executive Committee for the Weed Society of Victoria Inc are open. All positions are vacant and nominations are required for the AGM which will be held on 5 April 2010.

Download a Committee Nomination form.

For membership enquiries, go to the Weed Society of Victoria's Membership Page.

Date Published: 11/1/2010

18th Australasian Weeds Conference

The Weed Society of Victoria will be hosting this international conference in Melbourne in October 2012. See Meetings and Functions for more details.

2010 travel grants

Applications for the next round of WSV travel grants close on 1 April 2010.

Date Published: 11/1/2010

4th Victorian Weeds Conference Proceedings

Proceedings are now available from the Secretary. For details see Publications

Date Published: 11/1/2010

2010 Award for Outstanding Contributions

Nominations for the 2010 Award for an outstanding contribution to weed management in Victoria are open. Entries close 2 April 2010. Download the nomination form (Word doc).

Date Published: 11/1/2010

Membership form online

Download the Membership Form (pdf) here.

Date Published: 7/12/2007

Weedscene Online

The archive of the newsletter of the Weed Society of Victoria, Weedscene, is now available online. Go to the Weedscene Archive section of the website:

Date Published: 1/11/2005

Name Change for Society

After being known as the Weed Science Society of Victoria for 35 years members at the recent Annual General Meeting voted to change the name of the Society to the Weed Society of Victoria. Arguments were put forward that the former name no longer matched the current objectives of the Society. Members suggested that by deleting the word science the Society would be able to attract a wider membership base. This to would more accurately reflect the role of the society that encompasses a range of activities far wider than purely weed science.

There are now no weed societies in Australia with the word science in their names and the umbrella organization, the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS), also deleted the word science from its name to reflect this. The local weed societies are The Weed Society of New South Wales (Inc), The Weed Society of Queensland (Inc), The Weed Management Society of South Australia, The Weed Society of Western Australia (Inc) and the Tasmanian Weed Society (Inc)