Biological control – a natural solution in the war on weeds

Biological control has an outstanding history and great future potential in the battle to control the invasive weeds that impact Australia’s landscapes, biodiversity and agriculture, according to CSIRO.

  • 21 March 2012 | Updated 30 March 2012

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Skeleton weed showing damage from rust fungus, Puccinia chondrillina. Skeleton weed drastically reduces cereal yields by competing for water and nutrients, especially nitrogen.

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Biological Control of Weeds in Australia. This book reviews biological control of weeds in Australia to 2011, covering over 90 weed species and a multitude of biological control agents and potential agents.

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