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Welcome to the Tropical and Subtropical Weeds Research Unit Homepage!


Did you know............

 

Weed invasion is one of the most serious and expensive land degradation problems in Australia


Weeds cost the Australian economy more than $3.3 billion every year in lost agriculture.


Almost half of Australia's 220 declared noxious weeds (under legislation) were introduced deliberately, one third of these as garden ornamentals.


There are over 3000 'naturalised'
 (non native) plants living in Australian bushland which have potential to cause damage

 

NEW

Herbicide Resistance Testing Service (HeRTS) now up and running. 


Who are we:

The Tropical and Subtropical Weeds Research Unit is an initiative developed at the University to undertake research into aspects of weed science, provide training in tropical weed science and undertake extension activities 

The Tropical and Subtropical Weeds Research Unit was established in 1999 at the University of Queensland, Australia. It is  located within two schools of the University of Queensland,  the School of Land and Food Sciences (at St Lucia, 8km from the heart of Brisbane City) and the School of Agriculture and Horticulture (at Gatton, 80km west of Brisbane in the heart of the Lockyer Valley).

The TSWRU has access to first-class facilities including a molecular biology laboratory, plant growth and tissue culture facilities, dry and wet laboratories, glasshouses and ample field sites.

It is our aim to conduct excellent and internationally recognised research, teaching and extension practices.

St Lucia Campus


Gatton Campus