Future directions for bitou bush and boneseed management in Australia

Paul O. DowneyA, Hillary CherryA, Andrew CraneB, Dennis GannawayC, Margaret MacDonaldD, Clyde McGawE, Tom MorleyF, David RobertsG, Bruce ThomH, Peter TuckerI and Ian TurnbullJ

A Pest Management Unit, Parks and Wildlife Group, Department of Environment and Climate Change, PO Box 1967, Hurstville, New South Wales 1481, Australia.

B Department of Primary Industries and Water, 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia.

C Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, GPO Box 2834, Adelaide, South Australia 5064, Australia.

D Anglesea and Aireys Inlets Society for the protection of flora and fauna (ANGAIR Inc.), PO Box 12, Anglesea, Victoria 3230, Australia.

E Biosecurity Queensland, PO Box 864, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia.

F Department of Primary Industries, PO Box 48, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia.

G You Yangs Regional Park, Parks Victoria, Branch Road, Lara, Victoria 3212, Australia.

H University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia.

I Trees for Life, 5 May Terrace, Brooklyn Park, South Australia 5032, Australia.

J Bellingen Shire Council, PO Box 117, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia.

In August 2007, a national bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata (DC.) T.Norl.) and boneseed (subsp. monilifera (L.) T.Norl.) forum was held in Geelong, Victoria, as part of the bitou bush and boneseed Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) program. The forum summarized the latest research and management of these two weeds. Approximately 70 people from throughout southern Australia and New Zealand attended the forum. Participants included community members, government agency staff, students, scientists, private contractors and non-government organization representatives. In addition to the forum talks and posters (also presented in this journal edition), a facilitated session was held to establish the future directions of the bitou bush and boneseed WoNS program in Australia.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2008) 23 (1) 22-23.