Weeds

Lake Argyle: Weed control program

The Ord Land and Water group has been attacking about 1,000 hectares of rubber vine at Lake Argyle.

The groups has also been working to eradicate weeds around Lake Kununurra.

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Saturday, July 27th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Lissadell, Willare: Invasive weed species

Rangeland officers are working to combat an  invasive weed called rubber vine at Lissadell and Willare.

These are the only two WA locations the plant is known to occur.

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Wild plants that poison stock

Most Kimberley stock poisoning is caused by just two native plants.

They are known as horse poison and ironwood.

Future Beef [read this story]

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Monday, November 26th, 2012 Environment Comments Off

Funding to fight rubber vine

Wendy Duncan MLC

Wendy Duncan MLC

Wendy Duncan MLC says the government is putting $1million towards eradicating rubber vine.

Rubber vine is a troublesome exotic weed in the West Kimberley.

You can read her statement here:

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Business and finance, Environment, Government Comments Off

Mornington: Funding for weed control

Wendy Duncan MLC

Wendy Duncan MLC

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy has been granted funding to control weeds at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary.

Wendy Duncan MLC said it was one of several Natural Resource Management grants.

You can read her statement here:

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Environment, Government Comments Off

Taro weed: Wild or introduced?

taroThe East Kimberley taro weed is a poisonous variety of what is an important Pacific food crop.

Scientists say they don’t know know whether the wild variety was introduced from overseas, or whether it has always been here.

Wild taro has been introduced to Mount Hart Station where it is invading the creek system.

Science Network [read this story]

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 Environment Comments Off

Fitzroy River: ‘War’ on weeds

Dave Pickett and Wayne Hughes from DEC’s Perth Hills District treating rubber bush in Geikie Gorge National Park

Dave Pickett and Wayne Hughes from DEC’s Perth Hills District treating rubber bush in Geikie Gorge National Park

The Department of Environment and Conservation has declared ‘war’ on weeds along the Fitzroy River.

DEC offices are working to eradicate rubber vine, rubber bush and wild passionfruit vine at locations frequented by tourists, such as Geiki Gorge and Willare Bridge.

You can read a statement from Environment Minister Bill Marmion here:

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 Environment, Government Comments Off

Lissadell and Willare: Outbreaks of a new weed

Rubber vine or Cryptostegia grandiflora. Picture: United States Geological Survey

Rubber vine or Cryptostegia grandiflora. Picture: United States Geological Survey

Outbreaks of a new weed called rubber vine are threatening Lake Argyle and the lower Fitzroy areas.

Kimberley people are urged to keep an eye out for the plant which can easily spread to strangle large areas of Kimberley country.

ABC [read this story]

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 Environment 2 Comments
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