Weeds

A weed can be described as a plant growing outside its natural environment and having some sort of adverse impact. The majority of weeds have come from overseas but some Australian native plants may also become weedy outside their natural range. Here is some information about some of the most invasive weeds in the Bega Valley Shire. For information on other weeds in the Shire, visit Council’s website.

African lovegrass
For the latest research and advice on managing African Lovegrass in native pastures in the Bega Valley, see Information Sheet 1Information Sheet 2 – Roller Wiping and Information Sheet 3 – Lowland Grassy Woodlands.

Fireweed
The Fireweed Best Practice Management Guide was produced by UNE and CSIRO in 2012. More information can be found on the NSW DPI fireweed page.

Fireweed

Sagittaria
Click here for a useful flyer which explains why Sagittaria is such a problem for our waterways. NSW DPI information can be found here.

Sagittaria

Serrated Tussock
Click here to see information from NSW DPI on controlling serrated tussock. The Meat & Livestock Authority has produced a useful fact sheet.

serrated-tussck-plant-web

St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
For information about identification and control of St John’s Wort, visit the DPI website here.

Hypericum_perforatum_08_St_Johns_wort

 

 

 

 

 


Bega Valley Shire Council Weeds Info

For information about weeds and weed management in the Bega Valley Shire, visit Council’s website.

Weed Database
Another useful resource is the Weeds Australia website. Click on NSW map then click on the Bega region for a comprehensive list, description and removal advice for weeds in our valley.
http://www.weeds.org.au/weedident.htm