Activities of WMSSA
The WMSSA undertakes various activities to improve weed management in South Australia. The Society’s regular newsletter WeedWise, provides the main communication outlet. The quarterly newsletter highlights information on advances in weed science and management, reports of seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences, recent media reports, and reviews publications and web sites. The WMSSA also holds public meetings to raise awareness and promote discussion of weed management issues, threats and responses. Topics at public meetings have included:
- Fire for weed and native vegetation management.
- Aquatic weeds and their impact.
- Significant parasitic weeds – a focus on Orobanche ramose.
- Weeds for sale – how to solve the problem of invasive garden plants.
- Computer assisted weed management – computer modelling of weed invasions in South Australia.
- California and southern Australia: similar climates but why different weed problems?
The Society also holds workshops and hosted the 15th Australian Weeds Conference in 2006. We have also always looked to raise weed awareness through having stalls at various environment and garden events in Adelaide, such as at the Native Plant Sale at Wayville Showgrounds and the Festival of Garden Living at Veale Gardens, South Terrace. Visit our events page regularly to keep up-to-date with activities of the society.
WMSSA has membership from local community environment groups, State Government departments, Natural Resource Management Boards, Local Councils, Universities and CSIRO. This diverse membership ensures excellent networks and communication between people at all levels of weed management and enables the Society to make important contributions to weed management. See our membership page for more information on becoming a member of the WMSSA.