Biological Control for Wandering Trad

Biological Control for Wandering Trad

Last week, the CSIRO worked with the Bega River and Wetlands Landcare Group (BRAWL) to release a biological control for Wandering trad (Tradescantia fluminensis). Wandering trad is a groundcover plant native to South America that has become a significant environmental weed of temperate Australia. It forms dense swathes along the forest floor, particularly in moist riparian zones, […]

Council Support for Weed Control After Fires

Council Support for Weed Control After Fires

In an effort to support rural landholders who have been impacted by the fire events over summer, Council has secured grant funds through the NSW DPI South East Regional Weeds Program for weed control vouchers to assist in the control of priority weed species within the Bega Valley Shire. These include African lovegrass, Serrated tussock, St […]

Drought, Fire, Rain and Weeds

Drought, Fire, Rain and Weeds

Bare soil is a weed’s best friend. Recent drought and fires have left plenty of bare ground across the Shire and with the help of winter rains we will see all the priority weed species emerge strongly this season as the weather warms up. These will include African lovegrass, Blackberry, Serrated tussock, St Johns Wort […]

Post-Fire Plant ID Video from Eurobodalla

Post-Fire Plant ID Video from Eurobodalla

If you’re interested in identifying and learning more about some of the plants that are emerging after the fires, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Local Land Services have created a short video about some of the more common species, both weeds and natives. This is an important time for recovering landscapes and the information here will help you identify what you […]

Weeds Australia Website

Weeds Australia Website

If you’re looking for help identifying and controlling weeds, The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has launched a beta (test) version of Weeds Australia, a new nationally focused weeds’ website providing best practice information on weeds management within Australia. The website includes sections on who to connect with, how to monitor and report problems and a resource […]

Weed Focus – Stinking Roger

Weed Focus – Stinking Roger

Stinking Roger has had a great season so far this year. It has clearly taken advantage of bare ground created by drought and fire, followed by the little bit of rain we’ve had since January. You’ll recognise this weed by its pungent ‘marigold’ smell. Best controls are hand pulling before flowering aimed at reducing the […]

Assisting Regeneration After Fire

Assisting Regeneration After Fire

Many landholders wanting to assist the recovery of bushfire affected areas are asking what they should do and what species they should be planting to speed up the recovery process. However, as Louise Brodie from the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators explains, in most cases, “the need for planting is likely to be rare in our fire […]

Kiah Community Day

Kiah Community Day

Invitations will soon be arriving in the letter boxes of Kiah residents for a community information day on Tuesday 2 July 2019 from 9.30am-1.30pm to hear about and discuss the natural and cultural aspects of living in Kiah, to have lunch and to make connections. Locals and experts from Council, the Atlas of Life, Local Land Services and […]