Weed strategy

The Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy 2011 – 2016 consultation draft has been jointly developed by the Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy Steering Committee, NRM South, Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority and DPIPWE Weed Section. We encourage you to have your say on the draft Strategy. Please provide your feedback to the Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy Review Steering […]

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Bridal creeper is a Declared Weed under the Tasmanian Weed Management Act 1999 and is a high priority for the Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy. Currently it is found at a limited number of sites across the region. Bridal creeper entered Australia as a garden plant in the 1870s. With its spray of white flowers and […]

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The STCA welcomes Margie Jenkin as part time Project Officer (fixed term until the end of November 2009). Margie will be progressing nationally strategic control in Southern Tasmania of Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) and Asparagus weeds, including Bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) and Asparagus fern (Asparagus scandens). Over the past five years, Margie has worked as a […]

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St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a Declared Weed under the Weed Management Act 1999 and is a high priority weed for the Southern NRM Region in Tasmania. St John’s wort aggressively invades roadsides, pastures, grasslands, woodlands, railway lines, forestry areas and riverbanks. Now is the best time to keep your eye out along roadsides […]

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The Weeds Wall Chart is a new weed education tool aimed at giving farmers, life stylers and other land managers a simple to use guide to controlling many of our agricultural weeds in Tasmania. The project is a partnership between the STCA, NRM South, NRM North, Cradle Coast NRM, DPIW and TFGA. For copies please […]

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The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority is seeking a Project Officer to implement the Progressing nationally strategic control of Boneseed and Asparagus Weeds (WoNS) in Southern Tasmania project. This project is funded by the Australian Government Caring for our Country initiative. We are seeking a highly motivated person with proven integrated weed and project management experience […]

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Paterson’s Curse (Echium plantagineum) is identified as a priority weed for the southern region. Paterson’s Curse affects pastures, parks, rural land and suburban blocks through lower rainfall areas of southern Tasmania. Nearly 700 infestations are recorded in the state, however many of these are small and discrete.  Paterson’s Curse is an economically significant competitor of pasture […]

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Late last year STCA, with funding support from NRM South and the Australian Government, awarded grants to 11 organisations and community groups. These grants have been the catalyst for purchasing a variety of weed management equipment and  developing several area-specific weed management plans. By increasing capacity for weed management in the southern natural resource management […]

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An environmental group has turned to rock-climbing expertise to rid Tasmania’s coast of a noxious weed. Boneseed is a South African plant that has infested large parts of the state, including the north, east and south coasts. Bush regenerators at Dodges Ferry, east of Hobart, are using abseiling equipment to remove the last vestiges of […]

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The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority has recently appointed Sandy Leighton as the new Project Manager Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy, replacing Jonah Gouldthorpe. Sandy has a passion for engaging anyone and everyone in weed management, from raising awareness and skills, to identifying gaps and exploring possibilities for partnerships, knowledge and infrastructure sharing all with the ultimate […]

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