Stop Weeds at the Gate
Hunter Local Land Services and Hunter Regional Weeds want the community to work together to “Stop Weeds at the Gate”.
Weeds cost agriculture in NSW an estimated $700 million per year.
Weeds also threaten local biodiversity as they place an avoidable strain on native landscapes.
Good weed biosecurity practices are essential to stopping weeds taking hold in our region.
This targeted campaign comes from the implementation of the five-year Hunter Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan.
"Stop Weeds at the Gate" is targeted at helping everyone from landholders and managers, to farm contractors and machinery operators, to work together to prevent weed spread.
Several resources have been developed to help the users adopt best practice measures to reduce the risk of weed spread including:
- Factsheet with tips on improving your weed biosecurity
- Checklist for contractors working on properties to minimise risks
- A video case study on positive weed biosecurity behaviors
- Power point presentation on how to clean down and manage vehicles before/during/after property visits
- Procedure guidelines for companies
- Check and Clean Spots diagrams
More information can also be found at http://www.hunterregionalweeds.net.au/