Problems with controlling weeds on roadsides: case studies on the control of Spanish heath and whisky grass in East Gippsland

Kingsley Sexton, Environmental Officer, VicRoads Eastern Region, PO Box 158, Traralgon, Victoria 3844, Australia.


This paper summarizes the outcomes of control programs carried out by VicRoads on two environmental weed species, Erica lusitanica (Spanish heath) and Andropogon virginicus (whisky grass), on the Princes Highway in East Gippsland. The discussion briefly outlines the importance of roadside vegetation in East Gippsland, VicRoads approach to managing roadside weeds and the factors influencing the establishment and spread of roadside weeds.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2003) 18 (2) 68-69.