Spring has settled in and fruit is starting to ripen. Read this before you start helping yourself to the edible plants growing in your neighbourhood.
Dr David Chael
Not all Australian native species belong in all Australian environments. In fact, many Australian plant species have become pests in places far from their original homes. Could some be in your garden?
Containers of the herbicide glyphosate at a farm supply store in northeast Thailand in 2019.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it's still widely used around the globe.
Willow invasion on Happy Valley Creek in north east Victoria.
Author provided; Happy Valley Creek, Victoria
For temperature-sensitive animals, the dense, leafy canopy of willow trees may make them the lesser of two evils in a warming climate.
Invasive species have been invading foreign territories for centuries. By quantifying the mammoth economic impacts, we hope political leaders will start to take notice.
I collected data about my neighbourhood sulphur-crested cockatoos while stuck home in Melbourne’s lockdown. I learned that each bird can eat 200 onion grass plants per hour.
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
Silky oaks, or Grevillea robusta, are in bloom. These hardy, attractive trees light up the sky in late spring – but handle with care.
Entomologist Brian Lovett examines flea beetle-infested potatoes in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
A restored prairie in southern Michigan.
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
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New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Australia’s recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.
Weeds can play an important role supporting ecosystem recovery after fire.
Australians are keen to help nature recover after a season of devastating bushfires.
By all means, rescue an injured koala. But by pulling out weeds after the fires, you could also help rescue a whole ecosystem.
Grass surfaces require a lot of maintenance, especially in high-traffic areas.
Weeds are serious problems on sports fields, parks and other sites covered with turfgrass. A new strategy uses mechanical force to kill them instead of chemical herbicides.
The aquatic weed water hyacinth is causing major problems in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana.
Lake Tana in Ethiopia has been massively affected by the invasive weed, water hyacinth. Control methods are available but there are challenges.
Megamelus scutellaris insects fighting aquatic weeds.
Biological control is the best way to combat aquatic weeds in African water.
Canary grass is an invasive plant, but new varieties are still being developed for pasture.
Weeds cost Australian farmers around A$4 billion every year — and they are likely to do a similar amount of damage to the environment. In a new global survey published this week in Proceedings of the National…
While native in Europe, gorse has become one of the world’s worst weeds, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
As Christmas and summer holidays approach, many of us are packing our bags, ready to drive off on holidays to see families and friends. Those long car trips are often to coastal towns, national parks and…
At least seven species of weed have evolved to resist the most commonly used weed killers in Queensland’s wheat and sorghum…
Gamba grass and other invasive weeds could threaten environmental offset programs, including the Carbon Farming Initiative…