Landholders praised for efforts tackling cotton bush pest
HARVEY and Waroona landholders have been lauded for the efforts tackling cotton bush as the State Government announces funding for biosecurity groups.
A report from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development found a rate of 93 per cent voluntary compliance in cotton bush control efforts by landowners in the Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group’s region during the 2017-18 program.
Group chairman Vaughan Byrd said it relied on reports by local landholders of cotton bush infestations to make sure the compliance effort was effective.
“It’s encouraging to see once engaged with, most landholders voluntarily control their cotton bush,” Mr Byrd said.
Landholders can report issues such as cotton bush infestations by sending accurate location information to email@example.com.
On Monday, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced $2.48 million would be allocated to the 12 biosecurity groups, including Peel-Harvey, to match money raised through approved declared pest rates for 2018-19.
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