Parthenium survey

Landholders in the Barkly region are being urged to complete a survey which will help protect the industry from parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus).

As a result of an outbreak of parthenium weed near Katherine late last year, the Weeds Management Branch has been conducting an intensive management program in the Katherine and Barkly regions.

The survey is part of the work weeds officers are doing to identify the potential risk the weed poses to other pastoral operations.

Officers have been speaking to landholders to help them better assess the risk of parthenium weed spread across the Territory by helping them with early identification and communicating the potential impact of the weed on their business and the Territory economy.

The weed is a major problem in rangeland and cropping areas of Queensland where it costs farmers and graziers more than $22 million in reduced production and increased management costs.

All landholders in the Barkly region who have not yet had the opportunity to complete the survey or would like to talk to a weeds officer, they can do so by ringing 8973 8857 or for more information visit the weeds page of the NTG website.

Last updated: 30 April 2020

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