A HANDY guide for identifying summer weeds has been produced by Victorian Institute of Dryland Agriculture (VIDA), Horsham, with the support of the GRDC. Summer Weeds: The Ute Guide features descriptions and photos of seedlings and mature plants of 40 common summer weeds. It also includes a map of Australia which shows the distribution and frequency for each weed and a calendar indicating the months it is likely to be present either as seedlings/new growth or as mature plants. Senior author of the guide is Michael Moerkerk of VIDA.

Copies are available for $25 from the TOPCROP Resource Centre 1800 652 483.