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Home and commercial gardeners in the South West are reminded to take care with what plants they put in ponds after the serious aquatic weed salvinia was found in a Bunbury garden.
A collection of management packages are being developed to control four weeds in Western Australia that are emerging as major threats to agricultural production.
Wheatbelt farmers are reminded to keep up paddock searches for the declared pest skeleton weed throughout late summer and autumn.
Drones have been taking to Wheatbelt skies in a bid to improve surveillance and control of a key agricultural pest plant, skeleton weed.
Paddock searches for skeleton weed this summer are set to begin, with landholders reminded to keep watch for the weed, which can tie up nitrogen and soil moisture, and cut crop yields.
New technology and old-fashioned community spirit have come together to aid the control of the invasive weed water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in Western Australia’s South West.
Producers in the Great Southern are encouraged to look out for any unusual problem weeds which could pose a risk to agriculture.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has reviewed control requirements for a range of animal and plant species to help guide efforts in protecting the State’s agricultural
The Department of Agriculture and Food is calling for producer and community input into the development of a targeted weed surveillance program for the South West.
Home gardeners are asked to be on the lookout for a thread-like, parasitic weed after it was discovered in a backyard vegetable patch in the Wheatbelt.