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Redesdale and surrounding communities Weed Information Night – Saturday 13 April at 7pm

14 April 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Redesdale Community are running a weed information night on Saturday 13 April at 7pm.  Supper and refreshments shall be served.

Our local Landcare group are running the evening, so that people can chat with them over supper, tea & coffee after the discussion.

You also mentioned some other things such as the Serrated Tussock Grass work you are doing on the Coliban, which I am sure shall be of interest to members of the community and I welcome you to incorporate this into your presentation should you wish.

Our local Landcare group has offered the following presentation

  • common weeds of the district and the problem weeds, with some suggestions as to how to deal with them.
  • talk about the WESIs (Weeds in Early Stages of Invasion), which are the policy priority for the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources.
  • Discuss some barely established weeds in our district that may be common elsewhere, such as St. John’s Wort.  Right now, before they widely establish, is the best time to deal with these.
  • brief presentation on the weeds work the landcare group are currently doing
  • A weeds ID presentation

Also interested in the following?

  1. Those weeds that are toxic/ dangerous to stock/humans/native wildlife
  2. Other considerations when eradicating weeds – eg replanting out areas previously ravaged by gorse and what type of plants are suitable?
  3. Best times (of the year or what times of the day) to spray each type of weed, what chemicals work best on what weeds?
  4. Other control methods (goats, manual removal of the plant, others??)
  5. provision of leaflets and flyers for interested folk and information on what government assistance is available for the eradication of some types of weeds (grants are sometimes available through Landcare groups?)

We hope a member of Agriculture Victoria shall be present to discuss the most appropriate Chemicals to use for which weeds and the safe handing and using of Chemicals.  They shall also go over their recent Serrated Tussock Grass work they doing on the Coliban, which I am sure shall be of interest to members of the community


14 April 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Redesdale Hall