Welcome to CAWS

Welcome to the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS) website!

We hope you enjoy our newly upgraded website.

Upcoming events

22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC)
Although this was originally due to be held in October 2020, the Covid-19 virus made it necessary to postpone. It will now be held on 10-13 October 2021, Adelaide, SA

About CAWS

Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) © Pete McGowan
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The Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS) is an independent body that can express national and regional views on all issues relating to weeds and their management…

Objectives

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) © Josh Biddle More information…

Under the CAWS Constitution, the object of CAWS is to encourage and foster the study and promotion of weed science and technology in Australia and New Zealand…

About Weeds

Lantana (Lantana camara) © Josh Biddle
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A weed can be defined as any plant that is growing where it is not wanted. More specifically, weeds can be defined as wild plants that cause negative economic, environmental or social impacts…

Publications

Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) © Josh Biddle More information…

CAWS publishes proceedings of the Australasian Weeds Conferences and supports the journal Plant Protection Quarterly and a range of books about weeds.