Welcome to Weed Information

 

Providing information on weed identification, weed management and control including both environmental and agricultural weeds.

Incorporating RG and FJ Richardson, publishers and resellers of books related to weeds, their management and the natural environment,

and Plant Protection Quarterly, an Australian journal that publishes original papers on all aspects of plant protection.

Some recent additions to our website

 

Biodiversity Monitoring in Australia Biodiversity Monitoring in Australia
Edited by David Lindenmayer and Philip Gibbon

Ecological and biodiversity-based monitoring has been marked by an appalling lack of effectiveness and lack of success in Australia for more than 40 years, despite the billions of dollars that are invested in biodiversity conservation annually. What can be done to rectify this situation?

Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
Harold Cogger

New Edition - Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. This classic work, originally published in 1975, has been completely brought up to date andincludes all species described prior to October 2013.

Price $A150.00 plus $A13.50 postage
Complete guide to reptiles of Complete guide to reptiles of Australia (fourth edition)
Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan

New edition - the Complete Guide to the Reptiles of Australia explores the rich diversity of Australia's reptiles. This book represents an accessible identification guide to reptiles, including: Crocodiles, sea turtles, freshwater turtles, geckos, flat-footed lizards, skinks, dragons, goannas, blind snakes, pythons, file snakes, colubrid snakes, terrestrial elapids, sea snakes, and sea kraits.

Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Flora of Australia series Flora of Australia Volume 26. Meliaceae, Rutaceae and Zygophyllaceae

Series co-published CSIRO Publishing and the Australian Biological Resources Study

Executive editor A.S. George

See main entry for availability and prices
Estuary plants Estuary plants and what's happening to them in South-East Australia
Edited by Geoff Sainty

The first half of this book is a field guide, giving detailed species information about plants that grow in estuaries and protected saline areas along the coast of south-east Australia. Plants covered include seagrasses, algae, mangroves, lowmarsh and highmarsh plants and more.

The second section contains 23 chapters written by specialists on management, monitoring, rehabilitation, case histories, and ecological threats faced by this region.

Price $85.00 plus $A13.50 postage
Grasses of temperate Australia Grasses of temperate Australia: a field guide
C.A. Lamp, S.J. Forbes and J.W. Cade

Now back in print.

Price $A59.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Primer for botanical Latin [A] Primer of Botanical Latin with vocabulary
by Emma Short and Alex George

Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide.

Price $A59.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges Volume 2
Enid Mayfield

This long awaited field guide is the second volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges, and covers more than 480 species of daisies, heaths, peas, saltbushes, sundews, wattles and other shrubby and herbaceous dicotyledons.

Price $A59.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Australian rainforest fruit. Australian Rainforest Fruits - a field guide
Wendy Cooper and William T Cooper

Rainforest fruits are often beautifully coloured, and in this guide the species are arranged by colour of ripe fruit, then by size and form. These spectacular plants can be seen from Cape York to Victoria.

Price $A59.95, plus $A13.50 postage

A guide to the beetles of Australia  A guide to the beetles of Australia
George Hangay and Paul Zborowski

Winner of the 2010 Whitley Medal, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the Coleoptera – a huge and diverse group of insects. Beetles make up 40 per cent of all insects known to science.

Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Weeds of Northern Australia Weeds of Northern Australia - a field guide
Nicholas Smith

This book is a field identification guide to common and high priority weeds threatening Northern Australia's unique environments. It covers the tropical savanna region of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Price $24.95 plus $A8.00 postage
Weeds of the South-East Weeds of the South-East – an identification guide for Australia, Second edition
F.J. Richardson, R.G. Richardson and R.C.H. Shepherd

This second edition has been fully updated and reorganised to recognise recent taxonomic changes and includes many new species and photographs, an expanded illustrated glossary and a completely new section using flower colour and shape as an aid to plant identification.

Price $79.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Field guide to mammals of Australia ed3 Field guide to the mammals of Australia 3rd edition
Peter Menkhorst and Frank Knight

This fully revised and updated edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia identifies all 382 species of mammals known in Australia. This book provides details of the appearance, diagnostic features, distribution, habitat, and key behavioural characteristics of all mammals known to have occurred in Australia or its waters since European settlement.

Price $A39.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Biological control of weeds in Australia Biological control of weeds in Australia
Mic Julien, Rachel McFadyen and Jim Cullen

Biological control of weeds has been practised for over 100 years and Australia has been a leader in this weed management technique. This book reviews biological control of weeds in Australia to 2011. 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.

Price $180.00 plus $A13.50 postage
Australia's poisonous plants Australia's poisonous plants, fungi and cyanobacteria
Ross McKenzie

A comprehensive guide to the major natural threats to the health of domestic, native animals and humans in Australia. The overriding aim of the book is to prevent poisoning, as there are few effective treatments available, particularly in domestic animals.

Price $A195.00 plus $A13.50 postage
Australian Grasses Australian Grasses - a gardener’s guide to native grasses, sedges, rushes and grasstrees
Nick Romanowski

Australian grasses are as spectacularly beautiful as the finest the rest of the world has to offer. This book describes around 200 species of grasses, sedges, rushes, grasstrees and related plants.

Price $49.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Wetland weeds Wetland weeds - causes, cures and compromises
Nick Romanowski

This guide to wetland weeds covers both native and introduced species, from minor or localised environmental problems to those that should not be tolerated in any situation.

Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia Complete guide to finding the birds of Australia - second edition
Richard Thomas, Sarah Thomas, David Andrew and Alan McBride

This book is a complete guide to locating every resident bird species in Australia, plus supplementary information on where to find rarities, migratory species and logistical information.

Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage