Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Revegetation, Vegetation management, Computer software, Information services, Western Australia, Esperance

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Agriculture Western Australia has provided coordination and technical input to a powerful source of information on plants for Australian conditions. David Bicknell outlines some of its features and uses.

Farmers, local government, advisers and even gardeners often have trouble finding the right plant for the right place for a given purpose. Rather than spend a lot of time, money and effort looking through scattered sources of information, many people stick with a limited number of species year after year. This neglects plants that may be much better suited to the purpose, and also fails to develop Australia's huge range of species.

REX'96, Revegertation EXpert software, is an exciting use of modern software to make choosing plants easier and more efficient, while giving comprehensive information on each plant.