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Weeds reduce farm productivity, displace native species and contribute to on-going land degradation and reduced land values. Weeds also kill livestock (as in the graphic photo, above: deaths caused from digesting the noxious weed green cestrum – Cestrum parqui).
Aiming to assist landholders with the ongoing problem of managing weeds – including plenty of images of local noxious weeds to assist with plant identification.
Weed control can be a high, on-going cost to landholders in terms of dollars and time. Resources are always limited, so it makes sense to have a weed management plan in place to prioritise and schedule weed control programs according to:
- (1) weed status,
- (2) optimum treatment times for each weed
- (3) weed risk to neighbouring properties
- (4) the budget – of course!
- Must start with a map! Most landholders know where the problem weeds are – adding that info onto a property map helps to put the weed problems into some sort of perspective. Importantly, it helps to prioritise which weeds and which parts of the property might be reasonably managed and within budget.
Next step is scheduling the treatment times on the property event calendar e.g. Paterson’s curse usually kicks off in June, St John’s wort in November, etc. (Click here for more info on treatment times)
Try and build all of these factors into your property weed management plan. You will sleep better. (And, dare I say it – when you get a visit from your friendly local council weeds officer, you’ll be one step ahead!)
The next page in this website provides some basic information for property owners, especially those new to an area, to assist in relation to plant identification, local resources and management options.
Otherwise, we can say the main door into this website is definitely the Weeds Index Page!
– Les Tanner, Bingara
PS. Upgrades to this website continuing – some pages yet to be finalised (links, photos) – many more new weed pages to be added as time permits… LRT