A Fireweed Information Day will be held at Dorrigo Showground Main Pavillion tomorrow – arrive 9.30am for 10am start.
Topics covered will include:
Fireweed Biology and Control Strategies
Recent changes to Chemical Registrations
Six steps to Fireweed control
Spray application - Hints and Tips
Boom Sprayer calibration
Speakers will include – Trevor Rose, Agronomist - Northern Agriservices, Mathew Moyle, Area Sales Manager - Nufarm Chemicals, Carmen Muldoon, Invasive Plants Officer - Bellingen Shire Council, Penny Shaw, Invasive Plants Inspector - Bellingen Shire Council.
* Fireweed is an introduced weed that competes strongly with pasture species and is toxic to livestock. It is responsible for illness, slow growth and poor conditioning of cattle and can result in death. Heavy infestations of fireweed often result from neglect of steadily increasing fireweed infestations in previous years, and lack of good ground cover caused by overgrazing, drought, fire or slashing.
Background reading: Seeds of destruction