Weeds & Pests

Science Rates Wild Dog Aerial Bait Rates

Scientists from Industry & Investment (I&I) NSW and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff are working with local landholders and Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) rangers to test the most effective rates for 1080 aerial baiting of wild dogs.

New 1080 and Pindone Course Makes Baiting Easier

The Livestock Health and Pest Authorities State Management Council has developed a new shorter training course which will allow landholders to use 1080 and Pindone baits on their properties.

Good bugs for small farms – A beginner’s guide

What are good bugs?

Most pest species (bad bugs) have natural enemies (good bugs) that regulate their populations. These good bugs are known as beneficial organisms (also called ‘beneficials’) and include predators and parasitoids. They form the biological component of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy.

Keep Watch for Weeds (WA)

The public has been reminded to keep watch for significant weeds which could germinate after recent rainfall.

The call from the Department of Agriculture and Food comes after the discovery of the declared weed Mexican Poppy in Bunbury.

The Importance of Noxious Weed Control on Small Farms

 Weeds pose a serious threat to human and animal health, to primary production and to our natural environment. Weeds reduce farm productivity, displace native species and contribute to on-going land degradation and reduced land values.

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