The New Zealand Garden Weed Book

Author(s): Giles Ivens and Robert Taylor


Good copy, laminated softback, some fading on spine.

Weeds present many gardeners with a never-ending and often back-breaking chore. This book is intended to relieve some of that burden. 

Two expert authors have written a detailed guide to NZ weeds and their control. Over 90 of the most commonly troublesome weeds are illustrated, some showing seedlings as well as mature plants. The advice on weed control is practical and down to earth, emphasising the need to understand full the action of herbicides and how to apply them with accuract and care. 

Giles Ivens, qualified botanist ... recently (time of print) retired as a senior lecturer in weed science at Massey University. Robert Taylor ... worked in the agro-chemical industry, retiring to run his own orchard in the Nelson district 

Contents include: 

* Action of herbicides 
* Risks from herbicides 
* Application equipment 
* Mulching 
* Weed control in lawns 
* Weed control in pasture 
* Weed control on drives, pathways and waste ground 
* Weed control in fruit crops 
* Weed control under ornamental trees and shrubs and shelter belts 
* Weed control in vegetables 
1st ed 1985 142 pages 

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 0474000419
  • : Reed Books
  • : Reed Books
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 143
  • : Giles Ivens and Robert Taylor