Practical problems with existing thistle control: Where is more research needed?

D. Minehan, Southern Slopes Noxious Plants Authority, PO Box 3, Boorowa, New South Wales 2586, Australia.


Many practical problems exist with current thistle control techniques. Integrated control/management programs are necessary on properties, as well as continued research into alternative control methods. This paper summarizes problems with current thistle management, viewed from the perspective of a regional noxious plants control authority, and discusses some steps that are needed to improve the situation.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1996) 11 (Supplement 2) 279-280.