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

We hope you enjoy our newly upgraded website.

Recent events

22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC)
This was held on 25-29 September 2022, Adelaide, SA. The proceedings of this conference will be available soon. The next conference will be in Queensland in 2024.

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 links to the journal Plant Protection Quarterly and a range of books about weeds.