Weeds Management

The control and eradication of priority weeds throughout our area is an important part of our work.

Ways we do this are:

  • Using the 8 metre boom spray and a Quikspray 30 metre hose reel for handgun work.
  • GPS units linked to a GIS mapping program are used to map weed infestations across the local government area.
  • Being an active member of the Murray and Riverina Weeds Action Program (WAP). This program helps develop partnerships to:
    • effectively target weeds;
    • identify and stop new weeds early and increase community involvement in weed management
    • participating in the Red Guide Post Program, where red guide posts are placed at known locations of high risk priority weeds such as Parthenium weed, Chilean needle grass, Serrated tussock and Coolati grass sites. Over 2,000 red guide posts have been distributed to 33 participating Councils across the Riverina and Western NSW. The posts are installed next to existing white guide posts at the "START" and "END" of the high risk priority weeds infestations. By avoiding Red Guide Posted areas we can all help stop the spread of weeds. >> More information. Watch the TV advert on Red Guide Posts

Identifying Weeds

To help identify a weed on your patch you can download the NSW WeedWise app.

What is a Priority Weed?

Although there are many plants that could be classed as weeds, only those plants that could have a detrimental effect or cause serious economic loss to agriculture or the environment are considered as candidates for declaration as priority plants. There are five classes of priority weeds within NSW.

Obligations & Responsibilities

We all need to play a part in contolling priority weeds. Preventing the spread of weeds protects our native plants and animals and our land, water and food production in NSW. Weeds can take over precious habitats and threaten our industries and livelihoods. We need your help to stop them. You can view the NSW Weed Book here.

Biosecurity Act 2015

The Biosecurity Act 2015 provides regulatory controls and powers to manage priority weeds in NSW. The Act can be viewed here.

Information & Advice

For the best advice about which control is needed you should either ring your local agronomist or Weeds Inspector.

More information can be obtained from the Weeds Australia Website, by downloading the Weed Wise App or by visiting http://www.riverinaweeds.org.au  or DPI NSW