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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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Reviews

Reviews of relevant weed publications

Contentious Perspectives on Weeds - A Report on the Seminar Presentations

by Adam Grubb (Director and Manager of Design & Education, Very Edible Gardens Pty Ltd)

The series of seminars to accompany the 45th annual meeting of the Weed Society of Victoria certainly lived up to the promise in the title, Contentious Perspectives on Weeds.

Plants of Importance to Australia - a checklist

Author or Editor: 
R C H Shepherd, R G Richardson and F J Richardson
Publisher: 
RG & FJ Richardson
Price: 
$33.00 plus postage
Other information: 
Compiled by R C H Shepherd, R G Richardson and F J Richardson for the Council of Australasian Weed Societies, with support from the Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. 58 pages, soft bound.
Reviewer: 
J T Swarbrick, Toowoomba

 

As Australian agricultural and environmental sciences continue to grow in importance and complexity, so does our need for reliable and up-to-date-reference books such as this recent checklist of the scientific and common names of Australian plants. It is one of those books that needs to be always at hand - an office essential to the working agriculturist, horticulturist, environmentalist and weed scientist.

Bush Invaders of South East Australia

Author or Editor: 
Adam Muyt
ISBN: 
0 9587439 7 5
Price: 
A$59.95
Other information: 
A guide to the identification and control of environmental weeds found in South-East Australia.
Reviewer: 
Ian Popay, Weedwise, 14 Dillon Place, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand

 

Australian Weed Management Systems

Author or Editor: 
Brian Sindel
Price: 
No longer available
Other information: 
Soft cover, 506 pages
Reviewer: 
J T Swarbrick, Toowoomba

 

Until now weed science teaching in Australian colleges and universities has relied on overseas textbooks, mainly from the USA. Whilst the principles are undoubtedly the same our weeds are different, our ecosystems are different, and our approaches to weed management are different. The main educational objectives of the highly successful Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems were the production of a common syllabus for weed science and a supporting text book, and at last we have our own Australian text on this important topic.

Can Australian Native Plants be Weeds? How big is the problem?

Other information: 
Seminar Held in Melbourne. Review Date: 2/3/2001
Reviewer: 
Unknown

Can Australian natives be weeds?

"Oh yes they can!" was the resounding voice from this seminar held at Monash University in Melbourne on 22nd February 2001. Speakers illustrated the increasing number of Australian native plants that have spread beyond their natural range within Australia and overseas to become invasive in areas where they don't normally exist.