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.
What you can do…
- Regularly monitor your fodder feeding sites
- Report any unfamiliar seedlings for identification.
- Arrange for a complimentary visit from a UHWA Weeds Biosecurity Officer.
- Keep records of where feed came from and keep in mind the germinating weeds that may have originated from those locations.
Who is eligible?
All landholders in the Upper Hunter Weeds Authority area (Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Council areas) are eligible.
How do I get this service?