Meet­ing will tackle weed in­fes­ta­tions

Isis Town and Country - - News -

LO­CAL res­i­dent Meghan Wehl wants to raise aware­ness about two ma­jor weeds around Childers.

Mrs Wehl said that weather con­di­tions such as floods fol­lowed by dry spells made mat­ters worse and that seed could sur­vive in a dor­mant state for up to seven years.

“It’s vi­tal that neigh­bours work to­gether to achieve re­sults be­cause land can quickly de­value and weeds that are hard to con­trol de­ter land buy­ers,” she said.

Mrs Wehl con­tacted Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil to as­sist her in or­gan­is­ing a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion.

Eric Dyke, se­nior land pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer with BRC, will talk about the ser­vices that coun­cil of­fers in re­la­tion to the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, con­trol and man­age­ment of sporobo­lus grasses.

Lynda Wills from The Bur­nett Mary Re­gional Group for Nat­u­ral Re­source Man­age­ment will speak from her ex­pe­ri­ence.

BGA AgSer­vices will also have a rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the meet­ing to give in­for­ma­tion about avail­able chem­i­cals.

Jane Bar­ratt, from Wide Bay Bur­nett En­vi­ron­men­tal (veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment spe­cial­ists), will cover top­ics such as veg­e­ta­tion map­ping with satel­lite and aerial im­agery at the prop­erty scale, ap­pli­ca­tions to clear reg­u­lated veg­e­ta­tion un­der the Veg­e­ta­tion Man­age­ment Act 1999, bush­fire man­age­ment plans, bush­fire at­tack level assess­ments and flora sur­veys.

Mrs Wehl in­vites all land­hold­ers to at­tend the free in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on Septem­ber 24 at 5.30pm, at the Isis Cane­grow­ers Build­ing, 48 Churchill St, Childers.

The con­clu­sion from this meet­ing may well be an ac­tion plan to ap­ply for gov­ern­ment fund­ing that is avail­able to as­sist com­mu­ni­ties.

RSVP by Septem­ber 17 by email to m.schir­bowski@uq.edu.au or phone 0419 658 552.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WEED CON­TROL: Meghan Wehl is con­cerned at weed prob­lems in the re­gion.

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