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Title Biological control of weeds in Australia / editors; Mic Julien, Rachel McFadyen and Jim Cullen
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [2012]


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Description xviii, 620 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 28 cm
Summary "Biological control of weeds has been practised for over 100 years and Australia has been a leader in this weed management technique. The classical example of control of prickly pears in Australia by the cactus moth Cactoblastis cactorum, which was imported from the Americas, helped to set the future for biocontrol of weeds in many countries. Since then there have been many projects using Classical Biological Control to manage numerous weed species, many of which have been successful. Importantly, there have been no serious negative non-target impacts the technique, when practised as it is in Australia, is safe and environmentally friendly. Economic assessments have shown that biocontrol of weeds in Australia has provided exceedingly high benefit-to-cost ratios. 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 ..."--Back cover
Analysis Agriculture
Biological sciences
Botany & plant science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in various electronic versions via the Internet
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Subject Weeds -- Biological control.
Weeds -- Control -- Australia.
Weeds -- Biological control -- Australia.
Author Julien, M. H., editor
McFadyen, R. E., editor
Cullen, Jim, editor
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
LC no. 2012471492
ISBN 9780643099937 (hardback)