Weeds of the South-East

Paperback - September 2016 - AU $79.95

A fully updated comprehensive identification guide for weeds in the south-east region of Australia.

This third edition of the bestselling 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. + Full description

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.

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Details

Paperback | September 2016 | $ 79.95
ISBN: 9780980388541 | 546 pages
Publisher: RG and FJ Richardson

Authors

Fiona Richardson Born in the south of England, Fiona gained her Honours degree in Art and Sociology from the University of London in 1978 and worked as a market and business research consultant in Europe before emigrating to Australia in 1994. She now specialises in book design and typesetting, as well as writing for the publishing business she and Rob have built together. Rob Richardson Rob gained his Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1976 and spent most of his career as a research scientist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the physiology and ecology of weeds, and the application and formulation of herbicides. He now specialises in editing and plant identification for the publishing business he runs with Fiona. They work from their bush property in the Brisbane Ranges of Victoria and are both keen sailors and photographers. Ros Shepherd Ros gained her Master of Science degree from The University of Queensland in 1966 and Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1984. She spent many years as an entomologist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the biological control of pest plants and animals, which included research in South Africa. She is a keen bush walker, and now spends much of her time travelling in Australia and around the world, photographing and documenting plants.