Skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea L) control in Western Australia
The Skeleton Weed Program began in 1973/74 following the discovery of large infested areas in the Narembeen shire. In Western Australia, the heaviest infestations are found in the eastern wheatbelt, mainly the Shires of Narembeen and Yilgarn. Sporadic infestations have been found in a south-east band from Mullewa down to Esperance.
We recommend landholders refer to the following publications to prepare for the 2010/11 search season:
- 'Skeleton weed (Chondrilla Juncea L): Best Practice Management Guidelines' Bulletin 4557
- Chemical control of Skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea) Information sheet
- Bulletin 4781 'Skeleton Weed in Western Australia: Pocket Guide'
- Summer treatment of skeleton weed
Additional information related to this topic:
- Skeleton Weed description, ecology and distribution in Australia
- Skeleton Weed Review Report 2008-2009
- Agriculture Biosecurity in Western Australia
- Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007
- Industry Funding Schemes
- Declared plants in Western Australia : database
- Declared plants control handbook
- Farmnote 71/2002 'Farm biosecurity'
- Farmnote 41/2003 'Practical farm biosecurity advice for keeping the plant industries safe from biological threats'
For further enquires please contact:
Project Manager, Skeleton Weed Eradication
Dryland Research Institute,
Department of Agriculture, Merredin
(08) 9081 3152
Page updated: October 2012
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