An unfortunate side effect of a drought breaking is usually an increase in the presence of new and existing weeds on a property. These weeds have the potential to cause further economic and production losses to an already drought-impacted farming enterprise.

New weeds can decrease productivity through competition with pastures, poison stock, and increase weed control costs significantly.

What we can do…

To assist landholders recover from drought UHWA , in partnership with Hunter LLS, are offering a free weed identification and control service for fodder feeding sites that have foreign plants germinating in them following rain.

The Authority recently adopted a Targeted Invasive Plant Eradication Policy.

This policy contains provision for assistance to be offered to landholders to achieve a localised eradication of specified invasive plants in areas identified by the Authority.

The areas selected to conduct the initial round of the program include Sandy Creek, Muswellbrook; Carrowbrook, Singleton; Merriwa River, Merriwa and Pages River, urban Murrurundi. Invasive plants include African Boxthorn, Honey Locust, Green Cestrum and African Olive.

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

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