Skeleton Weed Program 2018–2019: Report to grain growers

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Key Program Indicators

Table 2 State-wide Skeleton Weed Program key indicators (comparison between 2017/18 and 2018/19)

 

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched
(ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

State-wide totals

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

51 975

67 609

33 250

25 902

401 000

299 055

205 735

276 194

3 818

5 259

* Excludes metropolitan area infestations and surveillance searching where no new infestations were detected.
** Some whole paddock “Lontrel” treatments by landholders not included.

Table 3(a) Overall key indicators for the 2017/18 Program by regions

Region

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched (ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

Northern

2 474

1 236

22 807

15 782

167

Western

3 768

1 303

19 878

15 357

392

Eastern

30 689

22 491

196 185

132 679

2 122

Southern

15 044

8 220

60 185

41 917

1 137

 

* Excludes metropolitan area infestations.  ** Some whole paddock “Lontrel” treatments by landholders not included.

Table 3(b) Overall key indicators for the 2018/19 Program by regions

Region

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched (ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

Northern

3 213

1 649

29 781

19 571

209

Western

4 654

1 978

31 241

23 303

289

Eastern

46 979

19 575

275 516

190 181

3 863

Southern

12 759

2 700

64 709

43 214

894

 

* Excludes metropolitan area infestations.  ** Some whole paddock “Lontrel” treatments by landholders not included