Alligator weed demands guerilla tactics

O'Neill, Graeme
September 1994
Ecos;Spring94, Issue 81, p10
Blog Entry
Reports on the potential threat of Alternanthera philoxeroides to irrigated agriculture in southern Australia. Growth of the weed in the Wah Wah irrigation scheme channel; Source of the weed; Eradication project at the Barren Box Swamp-Mirrool Creek; Control with herbicides; Need to develop biological control methods for persistent coastal infestations. INSETS: Herbecide use: Factors to consider.;Group formed to combat alligator weed..


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