Broom(Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link) population management strategies

Andy W. SheppardA, John R. HoskingB and Andrew R. LeysC

A CRC for Weed Management Systems, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia.

B CRC for Weed Management Systems, NSW Agriculture, RMB 944, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340, Australia.

C NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, PO Box 1967, Hurstville, New South Wales 2220, Australia


In November 1998 a broom management workshop was held with this title. The workshop aimed to review the status of broom as a weed, from biogeographic, ecological and economic perspectives, assess the efficacy of available control options, and to start the development of integrated strategies for broom control under a range of situations. Following formal presentations a workshopping session was conducted aimed at developing best-bet management strategies for broom in a range of typical situations where broom needs to be managed. This was followed by a general discussion. The contexts of this workshop, the developed 'best bet' strategies and outcomes of this workshop session are outlined in this paper.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2000) 15 (4) 134-138.