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1 April 2010 Alternanthera philoxeroides in New South Wales, Australia: Are We Closer to Control of Alligator Weed?
Shelley Burgin, Andrew Norris, David Karlson
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Alligator weed is a serious weed in many countries. In Australia, it is a “weed of national significance” because of its actual and potential impact. We surveyed all local governments in New South Wales in 2001 and 2007 to determine whether the weed is being contained. We found an increased number and extent of infestations, despite more resources and a better knowledge base. Most considered that further research is needed in tactics for control of the weed. On the basis of current containment in urban gardens, we recommend that governments better mobilize the community (e.g., bush restoration consultants, Landcare groups) to deal with alligator weed infestations.

Shelley Burgin, Andrew Norris, and David Karlson "Alternanthera philoxeroides in New South Wales, Australia: Are We Closer to Control of Alligator Weed?," Weed Technology 24(2), 121-126, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1614/WT-08-059.1
Received: 9 April 2008; Accepted: 1 November 2009; Published: 1 April 2010
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