The Weed Biological Control Unit of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is involved in all current research on the biological control of weeds across Tasmania. Targeted weeds include gorse, ragwort, horehound, spear thistle, slender and nodding thistles, English broom, Montpellier (Cape) broom and boneseed.
For information on biological weed control programs see:
Weeds of pastures and field crops in Tasmania: economic impacts and biological control (PDF 1.6MB) Technical Series no. 13, CRC for Australian Weed Management, Adelaide.