Talking Weeds at the Winery
Want to learn more about weeds and what to do about them? Hastings Landcare will be Talking Weeds at the Winery on Wednesday the 16th October 2019. Learn more about common weeds, emerging weeds and see demonstrations on how to control weeds. If you are a new landholder, have been on the land for years or have an interest in the environment come along and enjoy the day!
Weed control can be overwhelming and frustrating when people are using the wrong approach or techniques or just don’t know where to start. “We want to help community members adopt an achievable approach to weed control using the best technique and tools for their situation”, says Steve from Hastings Landcare. “We are here to help, so if anyone needs advice or guidance on weeds please don’t hesitate to contact us”.
New weed species can show up in various ways, it is critical to control these weeds before they get the chance to spread throughout the Hastings Region. “Controlling emerging weeds early means we reduce the weeds impact significantly by preventing any further spread”, says Matt Bell Biosecurity Officer from Port Macquarie Hastings Council. “We rely heavily on the community to report sightings of any new weed species so that we can act accordingly”.
This project is supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Landcare NSW Incorporated through funding received for the Established Pest Animals and Weeds initiative, part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government’s plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.
Participants are encouraged to bring photos (PLEASE NO ACTUAL PLANT MATERIAL) of any weed they are unsure of and we will identify them for you. Participants will receive a free native tree generously donated by Port Macquarie Landcare Group! So please come along and enjoy the day!