Parthenium Control

Parthenium hysterophorus is a restricted invasive plant under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 and is also a Weed of National Significance.  QMDC supports control work to help eradicate outbreaks and where possible shrink core infestation areas.

Is it a threat in your area?  Check out the Let's get weed wise app or find out more about habitat suitability mapping here.

Control options:

  • Subject to funding availability, help is available on private land of up to 30% of the cost of on-ground activities to control and eradicate new outbreaks.  More on the parthenium rapid response program
  • On-farm Vehicle wash-down.  Download the designs here  and more on how they stop seed spread
  • Audits conducted on washdown facilities (report here)
  • Landholders can report outbreaks to any of the following organisations where technical staff can undertake a site assessment and provide technical advice. The landholder is then ultimately responsible to carry out the on-ground control and follow-up management of the site.

To report an outbreak of parthenium contact:

 

Upcoming Events

Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum

23 August 2017

You are invited to attend the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Native Fish Forum, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th August 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra The theme of this year's forum is Fish, Flows, Habitat…  + read more

Tree planting - St Mary's School Goondiwindi

15 September 2017

A mass tree planting by St Mary’s School students and Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) as part of a lesson on the importance of creating native habitat in town areas. QMDC’s guest speakers will lead a discussion…  + read more

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 September 2017

Ahoy! If you need a little help with the lingo while cursing ... oops, complimenting ... your friends and colleagues today ... read more here: http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/how-to/for-further-study/.  + read more