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


Feral opuntioid cacti in Australia Feral opuntioid cacti in Australia: Part I
R.J. Chinnock

Part I of Bob Chinnock’s revision of weedy cacti in Australia. A field identification section provides an easy means to identify the plants and a taxonomic section contains detailed descriptions and notes on every species

Price $29.00 including postage

Flora of Melbourne Flora of Melbourne 4th edition
by Marilyn Bull (author) and George Stolfo (illustrator)

Back in print - it needs no introduction.

Price $A89.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife
Edited by James Gleeson and Deborah Gleeson

The rapidly increasing number of threatened flora and fauna species worldwide is one of the chief problems confronting environmental professionals today. This problem is largely due to the impact humans have had on land use through development (e.g. agricultural, residential, industrial, infrastructure and mining developments). In recent years, considerable advances have been made in the techniques used to reduce the impacts of development on wildlife in Australia and overseas.

Price $A89.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Mabberley's plant-book Living Waters: ecology of animals in swamps, rivers, lakes and dams
Nick Romanowski

This book follows the diverse common themes and patterns that link inland waters from Tasmania to the tropics. It shows how cycles of change, the ways that different wetland animals travel through and between wetlands, and the interactions of the animals themselves create an ever-changing ecological kaleidoscope.

Price $A39.95 plus $A13.50 postage
Future Park Future Park: imagining tomorrow’s urban parks
Amalie Wright

Future Park invites Australian built environment professionals and policymakers to consider the future of parks in our cities. Including spectacular images of public spaces throughout the world, the book describes the economic, social and environmental benefits of urban parks, and then outlines the threats and challenges facing cities and communities.

Price $A69.95 plus $A13.50 postage
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
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
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