Skeleton Weed Program 2018–2019: Report to grain growers

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Table 4 Skeleton Weed Program key indicators by regions and zones (2017/18 and 2018/19)

Northern Region

   

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched
(ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

Zone

Shires

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Geraldton

Greater Geraldton, Chapman Valley, Northampton, Mingenew, Mullewa, Morawa, Three Springs, Irwin, Carnamah, Coorow

1 613

1 846

641

788

12 810

19 314

8 879

13 794

87

115

Moora

Moora, Victoria Plains

101

316

0

25

1 658

3 118

1 307

1 322

10

16

Wongan Hills

Wongan-Ballidu, Dalwallinu, Koorda, Perenjori

522

1,010

0

836

1 920

3 882

1 171

2 025

4

14

Chittering

Gingin, Dandaragan, Chittering

238

41

595

0

6 419

3 467

4 425

2 430

66

64

 

Regional totals

2 474

3 213

1 236

1 649

22 807

29 781

15 782

19 571

167

209

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

Western Region

   

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched
(ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

 Zone

 

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Avon

Goomalling, Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Toodyay, Northam, Cunderdin, Quairading, Tammin, Beverley and York. Brookton added to Avon 2018/19

3 768

4 654

1 303

1 978

19 878

31 241

15 357

23 303

392

289

Narrogin

Pingelly, Cuballing, Narrogin, (includes currently non-infested shires of Wandering, Williams and Wagin)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Regional totals

3 768

4 654

1 303

1 978

19 878

31 241

15 357

23 303

392

289

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

Eastern Region

   

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched
(ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

 Zone

 

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Merredin

Mt Marshall, Mukinbudin, Westonia, Kellerberrin, Bruce Rock, Corrigin (Part), Trayning, Nungarin and Merredin

10 739

17 589

5 705

6 878

53 209

82 661

33 694

55 223

585

1 390

Eastern

Narembeen and Yilgarn

19950

29 390

16 786

12 697

142 976

192 855

98 985

134 958

1 537

2 473

 

Regional totals

30 689

46 979

22 491

19 575

196 185

275 516

132 679

190 181

2 122

3 863

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

Southern Region

   

New infested area
(ha)

Infested area released (ha)

Area searched
(ha)

Code 1 paddocks infested area (ha)

Area under winter eradication treatment (ha)**

 Zone

 

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Lakes

Kulin, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Dumbleyung, Wickepin, Corrigin (Part) and Ravensthorpe north

15 044

12 759

8 217

2 700

59 992

64 615

41 823

43 120

1 137

894

Southern

Defined by the DPIRD “Southern Region” - includes Esperance, southern Ravensthorpe

0

0

0

0

193

94

94

94

0.2

0.2

 

Regional totals

15 044

12 759

8 220

2 700

60 185

64 709

41 917

43 214

1 137

894

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

Maps

map of the Skeleton Weed Program Operational Zones

Figure 5 Map of Skeleton weed operational zones

Code1 paddocks recorded during the 2018-2019 Skeleton Weed Program

Figure 6 Map of Skeleton weed infestations in Western Australia as at 30 June 2019