Bur­nett Mary group helps re­gion con­trol plant pests

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

IN­VA­SIVE weeds like cat’s claw creeper have gained a stran­gle­hold in the Bur­nett Mary re­gion af­ter two sea­sons of high rain­fall – but com­mu­nity groups are on the warpath.

The Bur­nett Mary Re­gional Group has al­lo­cated $45,000 for North Bur­nett and Noosa and District Land­care Groups, Greater Mary As­so­ci­a­tion and Bunya Moun­tains Murri Rangers to cre­ate in­te­grated weed man­age­ment demon­stra­tion sites at lo­ca­tions through­out the Bur­nett Mary re­gion.

Di­verse sites have been se­lected to fo­cus on Abo­rig­i­nal nat­u­ral and cul­tural val­ues and peri-ur­ban and agri­cul­tural val­ues.

Pub­lic field days will be held at each site next April to demon­strate the re­sults of in­te­grated weed man­age­ment ac­tions taken by each group in the pro­gram.

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