Practical experiences in management for control of bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) on nature reserves in the southern wheatbelt of Western Australia

M.S. Graham and M.D. Mitchell, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Katanning, WA 6317, Australia.


During the last six years significant steps have been made towards controlling bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) on nature reserves in CALM's Katanning District. The District has adopted an approach to the bridal creeper problem which involves planning, control measures, management strategies and (importantly) a commitment to achieve positive results by a wide range of staff. This approach has resulted in improvements in techniques for control, increased efficiencies in operations and management strategies for reducing spread of this weed. These improvements have been, and will continue to be, incorporated into a planned approach to the control of bridal creeper.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1996) 11 (2) 64-66.