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eScience. Snotty Gobbling Weeds

We live in a time of rapid change. The biodiversity in Australia is declining and many plants and animals are in danger of being lost forever. One pernicious threat to Australian biodiversity are weeds, which hog space, light, water and nutrients, leaving none for neighbouring plants. Finding ways to cheaply and efficiently control weeds is […]

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Media release: ‘Snotty gobble’ could be good weed controller

A native parasitic plant found commonly throughout south-eastern Australia, is showing great promise as a potential biological control agent against introduced weeds that cost millions of dollars every year to control. University of Adelaide research has found that the native vine Cassytha pubescens, better known as snotty gobble, is able to kill gorse, blackberry and […]

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Killer vine helps destroy invasive European weeds

A recent article in New Scientist has highlighted research by Robert Cirocco¬†from the University of Adelaide using plants as weapons against invasive weeds. Many weeds that were introduced into Australia by the European settlers of the early 1800s are now causing native plants to struggle in their natural environments. Research into the use of the […]

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