Weeds and pest control session for Nabiac

African olive is considered a huge threat to productivity and profitability for local primary producers.
African olive is considered a huge threat to productivity and profitability for local primary producers.

A free information session focusing on managing local pest and weed threats will be held in Nabiac next week.

The event will be hosted by Hunter Local Land Services in conjunction with MidCoast Council on Tuesday, March 20 from 9.30am until noon.

“Weeds such as African Olive, Tropical Soda Apple and Giant Parramatta grass are a huge threat to the productivity and profitability of local farming properties here on the Mid Coast,” Hunter Local Land Services biosecurity officer, Peter Fotheringham said.

“It is vital landholders are up-to-date with the most cost effective and long lasting control measures available, to combat these weeds and meet their general biosecurity responsibilities,” he said.

It is vital landholders are up-to-date with the most cost effective and long lasting control measures available, to combat these weeds and meet their general biosecurity responsibilities,

Peter Fotheringham

“Additionally, we will be offering landholders advice on the best control options for pest animals including wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs.”

Hunter Local Land Services is running more than 40 control programs for wild dogs and foxes in the Manning Great Lakes District in 2018 and there is still time for landholders to join in.

Hunter Local Land Services is running more than 40 control programs for wild dogs and foxes this year.

Hunter Local Land Services is running more than 40 control programs for wild dogs and foxes this year.

Participants are encouraged to register via the Hunter Local Land Services website https://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events

A range of free material on controlling invasive species will be on offer, as well as morning tea.

This event is funded through Catchment Action NSW, further information can be obtained by contacting Reegan Walker on 0429 361 781.