Poverty weed (Iva axillaris Pursh) is a State Prohibited Weed in Victoria. State Prohibited Weeds do not occur in Victoria, or there is a reasonable expectation that they can be eradicated from the state. Understanding the ecology and biology of the weed is paramount in any eradication or control programs. It may be possible to eradicate poverty weed in Victoria by using an integrated weed control approach, and also through education and legislation enforcement. This paper aims to review the literature on the general weed control/management of the weed, legislation, biology and ecology of poverty weed thereby providing eradication and control guidelines and recommendations that may be used in integrated weed management programs for poverty weed.
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Munakamwe, Z. (2014) Understanding the biology and ecology of poverty weed (Iva axillaris Pursh) – A guide towards eradication and control programs in Victoria. Plant Protection Quarterly 29(3), 117-119.