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.
- 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:
Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum
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