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The Weeds News - Newsletter 2015

This issue of The Weed's News has been supported by Nerada Tea who make a delicious netttle infusion without the use of pesticides, fungicides or artificial chemical fertilisers.  Why waste money killing weeds when you can make money selling them?

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Controlling Woody Weeds along Waterways - 22 October

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

A practical workshop on controlling woody weeds along waterways will be held in Quaama next Wednesday 22 October from 9am-12pm.

Leon Miners from Local Land Services in Cooma will deliver the workshop. Leon is a well regarded expert in the field of weed control, with years of experience in working safely along waterways. He will demonstrate best practice techniques for controlling willow, blackberry and other woody weeds.

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Weeding Working Party

Date: 
Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We will be working in the area near the Barry Drive Gate to Black Mountain. We may be walking a little between weeds.

WEED ALERT - African Fountain Grass

African Fountain GrassAfrican Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum) Family Poaceae

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Be on the lookout for Madagascan Fireweed

Canberrans are urged to be on the lookout for infestations of the pest plant Madagascan Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) which have been detected in Forde, Franklin, Chisholm, Casey, Lyneham and Crace.

"Infestations of Madagascan Fireweed have been detected in recently laid couch turf in nature strips and other public and private land in the area. It is thought the weed was brought into the ACT as seeds in the imported couch turf," Stephen Hughes, Biosecurity Manager said.

"ACT Government weed management staff are undertaking a program to control the weed incursion as quickly as possible and remove the plants before it flowers and its seeds spread.

"Our weeds team will be conducting further surveys to determine the extent of the infestation and will also conduct letterbox drops and erect signage to inform local residents.

NSW weed management review - Have your say

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has released a draft report outlining findings and draft recommendations for its review of weed management in NSW. 

The NRC is now accepting submissions on the draft report until 6 April 2014. The report and information on how to make a submission are at the following link:

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Sustainable Horse Management - Free evening workshop Part 1 & 2

Free Sustainable Horse Managment Workshop - Evening workshop Part 1

As part of the Wallaroo Weeds Project, nationally acclaimed authors and experts on horse property management, Jane and/or Stuart Myers, will deliver a workshop over two evening sessions focussed on sustainable horse ownership for properties in the Capital region.

Dates: Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th March 6-9pm Location: Gold Creek Station, Victoria St, Hall

Weeds Conference photography competition

Following the success of the inaugural 2011 Weeds Conference photography competition, entries are being sought for the 2013 competition.

The challenge is on for keen photographers to get snapping and be in line to win some great prizes!

There are two competition categories to enter:

Spray Safe and Save Course

Free Herbicide use Training and Accreditaion!

Are you a landholder in the ACT or in the Googong or Upper Murrumbidgee catchments south of the ACT?

Are you working with herbicides as a Park Carer/landcarer in the ACT or in the Googong or Upper MurCraig using a smoke machine to demonstrate spray drift.rumbidgee catchments south of the ACT? Now is the time to get herbicide use training and accreditaion free!

This course will upgrade your chemical application skills, ensure your machinery is working correctly, help with having up to date records and provide chemical use AQF3 accreditation or reaccreditation if required.

Monaro Landscape Connectivy - Adaminaby workshop

Are you a land manager in the Adaminaby region?

Do you have native grassland or woodland vegetation on your property?

Would you like support and funding to help manage this native vegetation?

If the answer is YES, then this opportunity is for you!

Monaro landscape connectivity

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