In a suite of 27 national weeds research projects funded as part of the Defeating the Weed Menace Program. Land and Water Australia funded seven projects under the theme of Biocontrol agents for national priority weeds.
understanding perceptions can contribute to policy development
Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) is a valuable introduced species for pastoral production but its invasion into arid and semi-arid rangelands represents a key threatening process for conservation values.
Weedy species will continue to enter Australia while existing species expand their range via various pathways of weed spread (the subject of Defeating the Weed Menace Project UNE61, Pathway Risk Analysis for Weed Spread within Australia).
The goal of this project was to improve management of alligator weed in Australia. This was to be accomplished through; 1) testing the host specificity of two herbivorous insects for potential use as biological control agents
The systemic South African rust fungus, Endophyllum osteospermi, is a highly promising biological control agent for boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera), because it reduces growth and reproduction of plants by causing extensive…
an Integrated Framework for NRM, a discussion paper
The integration of environmental weed control within a broader natural resource management framework is an important component of a whole-of-systems approach to conservation and management of our ecological assets.
Radiata pines (Pinus radiata) were introduced into South Australia and Victorian in latter part of the 1800s. The second half of the 1900s saw large-scale plantation development. Breeding for faster growth and greater volume also occurred in this period.
The underlying theme of this project was to determine the potential for a robotic aerial platform to undertake surveying and spraying of aquatic weeds. To this effect we had to consider the projected capital and operational costs of the system……
This fact sheet gives a brief overview of the projects run by the Defeating The Weed Menace Research and Development Program. Fourteen projects were selected during an initial funding round and they address four different themes.
Defeating the Weed Menace R&D: Ways forward in weeds research A short policy paper The ‘Defeating the Weed Menace’ program was a national program established by the Australian Government in 2004 to identify Australia’s most threatening weeds and to implement measures for their control.
Between 2004 and 2008 the Australian Government committed $44.4 million to Defeating the Weed Menace.
In May 2006, Land & Water Australia ( (more)...
This is a cardboard folder which contains 14 items - fact-sheets, policy papers, a guide and a bookmark. They are all knowledge products from the Defeating the Weed Menace R&D program.
this folder contains the following publications:
Prevention and management of aquatic plant invasions in Australian rivers
Sleeper and Alert Weeds
Do natural ecosystems (more)...
The primary aim of the projec t is to develop an automated remote sensing system to identify large pine wildlings in remnant vegetation, using satellite imagery. As such it is a preliminary study of a new application of automated remote sensing.
The Environmental Weed Management Action Tool, EWeedMAT, was initially developed in the South East Natural Resources Management (SENRM) Region of South Australia (Herpich, 2006). Like much of temperate Australia, remnant native vegetation in this region…
Parkinsonia is a Weed of National Significance due to its impacts on the environment and agricultural production. Biological control of this weed is considered essential for its long term management. Classical biological control consists of introducing…