Identification and Control of Weeds in Australasia
Below are links to some of the websites in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to informing people about the how to identify and control troublesome local weeds.
Artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus)
© Anthony Berry
Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition
This excellent site has information on the identification, biology and control of over 1000 of Australia's weeds, and involves a collaboration between the University of Queensland, Lucid, the Queensland Government and the former CRC for Weed Management.
Weed Identification and Information for Australia
Within this site, you can click on the part of Australia of interest and this narrows down the list of weeds that are searchable to those likely to be found in that area. The overall site covers nearly 300 weeds of Australia, though emphasis is on identification rather than biology or control information.
Although HerbiGuide is a commercial programme for determining which herbicide to use for controlling weeds in specific crops, they have made available on the internet free information on the identification, biology and control of about 600 weed species.
Common Invasive Plants in Australia
This site has been put together by the International Environmental Weed Foundation and provides links to many of the other web-sites within Australia that deal with weed identification.
Location of Weed Species in Australia
This page within the "Atlas of Living Australia" site allows maps to be created of all locations within Australia that any plant species has been collected and deposited within herbaria linked to the site.
Contacting People About Weeds in Australia
For those people who have found a troublesome weed in Australia but wish to contact an expert to identify it, this site lists appropriate experts for their local area.
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
© Trevor James
WeedBusters New Zealand
About 180 weeds are featured in this site, focusing mainly on environmental weeds, looking at identification and control.
Auckland Regional Council Pest Plants
The identification, biology and control of 366 weeds that cause problems, mainly as environmental weeds, in the Auckland region in New Zealand are dealt with in this site.
New Zealand Weeds
This site is hosted by Massey University and covers the identification and control of about 75 agricultural, turf, horticultural and environmental weeds.
This site put together by staff of AgResearch looks in detail at the identification and control of many weeds and pests of importance to agriculture in New Zealand.
Other useful links
- Australian State Weed Societies
- Conference Proceedings and PowerPoint Slides – From Herbicide Resistance Conference, Perth, 2013
- International Weed Science Society
- European Weed Research Society
- International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
- National Weed Strategy
- Tropical and Subtropical Weeds Research Unit