Karuah and Great Lakes Landcare is holding a free field day at Crawford River.

Weed control is one of the most demanding and time consuming jobs for landholders, so efficient techniques and strategies are a must.

Karuah and Great Lakes Landcare is inviting members of the public to a free field day at Crawford River.

Being held this Friday, October 13, the field day will share practical weed management tips and techniques, with a focus on one of the country’s worst weeds, Lantana.

This toxic, highly irritating plant is a weed of national significance because of its invasiveness and wide distribution, causing heavy impacts on both agriculture and biodiversity conservation.

“Lantana infestations can seem overwhelming, but with a good strategy and the right mix of techniques, this is a weed that can be managed very effectively,” MidCoast Council strategic weeds biosecurity officer, Terry Inkson said.

During the field day Terry and Glen Jonas from Taree Indigenous Development and Employment’s bush regeneration team will run through weed control and bush regeneration strategies for bush remnants, and demonstrate a range of weed management techniques for Lantana and other problem weeds.

Visitors will also get the latest on emerging weed threats, and will have the option of staying for an afternoon Lantana control blitz sponsored by Lendlease.

Morning tea will be provided.

For more information and bookings, please contact Joël Dunn on 0401 932 533.