On Saturday Oct 31, Burnett landholders gathered to plan a war on African Lovegrass.

African Lovegrass under scrutinyThe North Burnett Regional Council set things off with a field day out at Narayen Station, west of Mundubbera, to share the successes and stories behind the demonstration site that they’ve established with the staff on the Australian Ag College property and with the assistance of BCCA.  The burn and spray method on both thick and medium infestations of African Lovegrass has proven successful, especially with the current drought.

With these encouraging sites in mind, the group of 40 gathered together to discuss how the group could work together to fight the spread of the weed and create awareness of it as a problem.  The group included landholders from down the road, and from neighbouring shires, as well as representatives from BCCA, Council, QPI&F, Biosecurity Qld and Main Roads.

The group agreed to let a smaller group do the talking.  An Action Group was established to work between landholders, services and government on planning what can be done in the Burnett and encourage awareness and sensible management of the weed when travelling around the region.  The group will be meeting again in December.  Any queries, speak to Lee Dorahy at NBRC – Mundubera on 1300 696 272.

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