The Resource Biological control of weeds in Australia, edited by M.H. Julien, R.E.C. McFadyen and J.M. Cullen, (electronic resource)

Biological control of weeds in Australia, edited by M.H. Julien, R.E.C. McFadyen and J.M. Cullen, (electronic resource)

Label
Biological control of weeds in Australia
Title
Biological control of weeds in Australia
Statement of responsibility
edited by M.H. Julien, R.E.C. McFadyen and J.M. Cullen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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. Each chapter has been written by practising biological control of weeds researchers and provides details of the weed, the history of its biological control, exploration for agents, potential agents studied and agents released and the outcomes of those releases. Many weeds were successfully controlled, some were not, many projects are still underway, some have just begun, however all are reported in detail in this book. Biological Control of Weeds in Australia will provide invaluable information for biological control researchers in Australia and elsewhere. Agents used in Australia could be of immense value to other countries that suffer from the same weeds as Australia. The studies reported here provide direction to future research and provide examples and knowledge for researchers and students
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
632.5
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB611
LC item number
.B56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Biological control of weeds in Australia, edited by M.H. Julien, R.E.C. McFadyen and J.M. Cullen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn758465418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 620 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780643104211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b34360980
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758465418
  • csiro0643104208

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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