[ASC-media] Weed Management Guides: managing weeds for biodiversity

Rita Reitano rita.reitano at adelaide.edu.au
Tue Sep 25 02:41:36 CEST 2007

this information is from the Weeds CRC's latest research on environmental
weed management. Please distribute this to those in your networks who would
be interested in the following:

Weed Management Guides: managing weeds for biodiversity

Two new weed management guides are now available on the Weeds CRC website.
African boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) and Coolatai grass (Hyparrhenia
hirta); the first of eight in this new series.

These new guides emphasise the importance of managing weeds for biodiversity
outcomes. For example, when removing weeds from native vegetation it is
important to minimise opportunities for future weed invasions.

This is something of which bush regenerators are acutely aware as they
painstakingly target weeds while minimising soil disturbance and damage to
native species.

Three key areas of preparation are emphasised:
1. know the weed and its biology
2. know the range of methods for removing it
3. know the site including the condition of the native vegetation.

More information:

Meg Robertson
Ph: 08 8950 7166
Email: meg.robertson at csiro.au 

Rita Reitano
Science Communications Officer
CRC for Australian Weed Management
PMB 1, Waite Campus
Glen Osmond, SA 5064
tel  08 - 8303 6857 
fax  08 - 8303 7311
mob  0419 184 153
e-mail: rita.reitano at adelaide.edu.au


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