Control measures for fireweed to be discussed at Dorrigo Showground

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

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