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

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more