More than 800 problem plants of which 433 species are illustrated and their origin, enviromental impact and control measures are described
More than 900 colour photographs assist with identification, create more awareness and illustrate the problematic nature of the plants
Up-to-date distribution maps show the range of these plants
The existence of a herbicide registration (in South Africa) is indicated with ‘H’ where applicable, and the latest government regulations (NEMBA categories 1a, 1b, 2 and 3) as well as biological control where applicable.
Introductory chapters cover biodiversity and threat of alien species, problematic indigenous vegetationincluding bush encroachment, veld degradation, control and management techniques, biological control, chemical weed control, herbicide resistance and the threat posed by ornamental garden plants