May 22, 2012

South Burnett primary producers have been invited to attend special information days focussing on the latest research about local pests and weeds to held next month in Kingaroy and Durong.

The sessions are being hosted by AgForce Queensland and Conservation Farmers Inc and presenters will be from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s Biosecurity Queensland unit and Animal Control Technologies Australia.

The information sessions will aim to combine the latest scientific research with relevant landholder management options.

Topics will include rabbits, wild dogs, feral pigs, parthenium, African lovegrass, lantana and giant rat’s tail grass.

AgForce South East Regional Manager Sarah Due, said invasive plants and pest animals had significant economic, environmental and social impacts.

“We welcome funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative (through the Regional Landcare Facilitator Program) and the Burnett Catchment Care Association, to run such an extensive and informative educational program on a very broad range of pests and weeds,” she said.

The sessions will be held on:

  • Friday, June 22 – Kingaroy, 10:00am-3:00pm, at the Kingaroy Research Station, Goodger Road
  • Monday, June 25 – Durong, 10:00am-3:00pm, at Durong Hall, 8940 Wondai-Chinchilla Road

For catering purposes please RSVP to Lyn Butler on 0749-276-100 or by email

African Love Grass competes with native vegetation and offers poor nutritional benefits for livestock

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