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Free help for farmers to tackle agricultural weeds


Eurobodalla Council is providing a helping hand for rural landowners to get on top of agricultural weeds post fires and drought.

The Council is offering free weed control for eligible rural properties, thanks to funding from the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Communities combating pest and weed impacts during drought’ program.

Eurobodalla Council’s invasive species officer Mitchell Jarvis said weeds such as blackberry, crofton weed, bitou bush, African boxthorn and Lantana could have a significant impact on primary producers’ bottom line.

“Many of our landowners have had a terrible year with the drought and then the fires ravaging their properties, and the last thing they need to worry about right now is controlling weeds,” he said.

“This is a perfect opportunity for landowners to get problematic weeds under control while there is a blank slate.

“In many cases, the soil seed bank will have been burned out of the ground, so it could be possible to get rid of these weeds in the long term.

“It will help the landowner and will give them more time to focus on things like rebuilding homes, sheds, fences, storage and machinery.”

Assistance is mostly for heavily impacted primary production areas, and landowners of semi-rural properties and or bush blocks in primary producing areas, such as the Belowra and Buckenbowra valleys, Runnyford, Cadgee and Nerrigundah.

To arrange a property visit, or for more information, phone Council’s Mitchell Jarvis on 4474 1263 or email mitchell.jarvis@esc.nsw.gov.au

Above: Eurobodalla Council is providing help for rural landowners to get on top of agricultural weeds, such as African lovegrass, post fires and drought.

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