Weeds the real alien invaders
The problem with weeds (by John Kerin)
Summarises the weed problem in Australia and research efforts to control it.
October 2008, page 6
Weed alert as resistance spreads
Describes the emergence of weeds resistant to the herbicide glyphosphate.
March 2007, pages 31-32
Taming a wild radish (by Ed Newbigin)
Describes efforts to develop a contraceptive to stem the proliferation of one of Australia’s most important weeds.
January-February 2007, page 11
Set a pest to catch a weed
Reports on the feral camels taste for an invasive weed.
October 2006, page 12
Weeds winning the war
Suggests that weeds are rapidly developing herbicide resistance and looks at options for weed control.
July 2005, page 6
Weed 'em out
New legislation removes a loophole in the law which allowed the import of some weeds.
July 2005, page 7
Our least loved exports
Looks at a number of Australian plants that have become weeds overseas.
August 2008, pages 8-9
Model weapons in the war on weeds (by Jennifer Firn and Satu Ramula)
Looks at weed control using ecological modelling combined with decision theory.
No. 135, 2007, page 6
Loophole closed to keep out plant aliens
Reports that a loophole in national quarantine law has been closed with a recent review of plant species that can be legally brought into the country.
No. 134, 2007, pages 28-30
Foreign problems in the desert landscape (by Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow)
Reports on the problem of introduced plant species becoming weeds that is being made worse by a tropical climate and the planting of exotic ornamentals.
No. 126, 2005, page 4
Sale of weeds online highlights the need for tighter controls
Looks at the online sale of weeds in Australia and the need for more controls.
No. 120, 2004, pages 26-29
Fighting the triffid take-over (by Louise Lawrence)
Looks at the role of the community and the biological control of a number of temperate and tropical weeds.
No. 118, 2004, page 5
Rust wins against rampant rubber vine
Describes the successful release of a rust fungus against the rubber vine weed.
No. 114, 2003, pages 24-27
Managing mimosa (by Kate Smith)
Covers the variety of methods being used to control mimosa in northern Australia.
28 April 2007, page 16
Weed-friendly GM crops can help the environment
Looks at a novel way to control weeds.
27 January 2007, page 50
Reports on efforts to use biological control on an aggressive weed in Europe, US, Canada and New Zealand.
9 September 2006, page 21
Weeds shall inherit the Earth (by Stephen Meyer)
Comments on the role of human selection on extinction of plant species.
10 September 2005, pages 41-43
We shall eat them on the beaches (by Joe Roman)
Suggests the possibility of eating invasive species of plants and animals as a means of control.
Page updated November 2008.