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Environmental Weeds: A Field Guide for SE AustraliaArtist/Author: Blood, Kate
OUT OF PRINT. WE HAVE COPIES AVAILABLE. This comprehensive field guide details over 175 environmental weeds in south-eastern Australia including emerging and potential weed species. Detailed descriptions in easy-to-understand language supported by excellent photography brings accurate weed identification within the reach of a broad range of users. Entries include weed shape and size, history and uses, taxonomic relationships, origin, weedy distribution, description, reproductive and growth characteristics and confusing look-alikes.
Environmental weed expert, Kate Blood, has drawn on the expertise of other professionals working in the area to compile the most up-to-date information on weed species and their distribution in south eastern Australia. Environmental Weeds: A Field Guide for SE Australia will be an invaluable tool for land use management specialists, farmers, amateur naturalists and anyone with an interest in managing and overcoming the huge problems caused by environmental weeds.
Broadleaf Weed Seedlings of Temperate Crops and Pastures: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Dellow, J J
This is a ‘must have’ field guide for farmers, graziers, extension officers, consultants and students who are trying to identify broadleaf weeds at the early seedling stage.
The guide includes descriptions of:
- 95 broadleaf plant species, focusing on the weeds of the temperate zone of Australia;
- 86 weeds;
- the broadleaf crops canola and safflower, and a broadleaf forage crop;
- six legume pasture species, including lucerne, white clover and subterranean clover.
The guide also includes a detailed colour photo and a short description pointing out the features unique to each species, making it easy to identify the seedlings while at their most susceptible stage for control. Cross-references are included for look-alike species.
For ease of identification, the plants in the field guide are arranged according to cotyledon shape, that is, the shape of the seed leaf – in the early seedling stage it is important to recognise the difference between the cotyledon and the true leaves. Diagrams showing the plant parts and the different shapes of leaves, cotyledons, apexes, bases and margins will help the user to correctly identify species.
The Wondrous World of WeedsArtist/Author: Collins, Pat
What in the world is a weed? The dictionary will tell you it is a plant out of place. In The Wonderous World of Weeds you will discover that the perceived weeds that
grow around us hold special significance and wonderful medicinal values.
This comprehensive and practical guide features 100 common world-wide wees and more than 300 close-up images to help identify weeds as well as a full description, list of common names, environmental impact, uses and medicinal value for each plant. It covers a full range of weeds from those annoying plants that pop up in the garden to majestic trees.
We have plants growing all around us that have so much culinary and holistic potential and can be used as teas, decoctions, poultices, compresses, ointments, creams along with syrups and lozenges. Their medicinal uses can help relieve itches, get rid of cold sores, or help with coughs and colds, etc. Not many people realise that are plants growing all around us that we don’t realise have so much potential.
Weeds also have culinary uses and there are recipes included. They are also good companions in the garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, and can tell you about the quality of your soil. For example, weeds are good indicators of an acid soil; soil lacking in humus or high in nitrogen; etc.
Weeds of the South-East: An Identification Guide for AustraliaArtist/Author: Richardson, FJ, RG Richardson, RCH Shepherd
A fully updated comprehensive identification guide for weeds in the south-east region of Australia.
This third edition has been fully updated and re-organised to recognise recent taxonomic changes and includes additional species and photographs.
The book includes weeds of agriculture, bushland, waterways, gardens, roadsides, wasteland and amenity areas, as well as new and emerging problem species and is illustrated with more than 3000 photographs including spectacular close-up shots. Key features are described with relevant measurements for easier identification and comparisons are made to similar species and easily confused natives. The book can also be used to discover situations where the species are likely to be found with distribution by State using the latest herbaria records.
Written in easy-to-understand language and beautifully illustrated, this is a field guide for anyone interested in the identification of pest plants and the preservation of our native flora. An essential tool for community land and bush care organisations, local and state government weed officers and advisers, rangers, agronomists, agriculturists, survey and identification botanists, horticulturists, landscapers and gardeners.
Garden WeedsArtist/Author: Morphett, Bruce
Weeds, like all plants are grouped according to their botanical relationships, such as monocotyledons (eg. grasses, sedges and bulbous plants) and dicotyledons (broadleaf flowering plants). They are also grouped according to their lifecycle, i.e. whether they are annuals, biennials, perennials or woody plants. This book aims to aid in the identification of weeds in Australia and advise on their removal and control.
Weeds of Northern Australia: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Smith, Nicholas.
This book is a full-colour revised and expanded edition of the previous publication Weeds of natural ecosystems: A Field Guide to Environmental Weeds of the NT.
This book features detailed descriptions and photographs of over 80 weeds species that are found in northern Australia and outlines the best control and eradication measures for these species. The book also includes a section on quarantine threats- that is weeds which aren’t yet present in northern Australia but which would thrive if introduced. This book is an invaluable tool for land managers across northern Australia. Hopefully it will assist us to stem the spread of weeds, which are one of the biggest environmental problems in northern Australia.
Bush Invaders of South-east Australia: A Guide to the Identification and Control of Environmental Weeds found in South-east AustraliaArtist/Author: Muyt, Adam.
Bush Invaders of south-east Australia is a field guide for anyone who loves and cares about the Australian bush. Covering all of Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT and much of South Australia and New South Wales, it allows the reader to identify the most serious environmental weeds in the region and offers comprehensive details on their control and removal.
This book is divided into two sections. The first defines the problems environmental weeds pose to the region’s indigenous flora and fauna and details the principles and practices underlying their management and control. Information is provided about the main methods for controlling invasive plants including herbicide treatments, manual removal, woody weed control methods, fire, slashing, biological control and competition strategies.
The second section comprises 93 environmental weed descriptions covering over 150 species, subspecies, varieties and hybrids. Each description presents diagnostic characteristics, ecological and biological information, specific control techniques as well as notes on indigenous species likely to be mistaken for the weed. As an identification aid colour photographs accompany each description.