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    12114: Control of Mesquite and Parkinsonia in the Carnarvon region

    Thorny Mesquite plants carefully treated with basal bark spray to minimise damage to surrounding native vegetation. Courtesy Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association Inc.
    Thorny Mesquite plants carefully treated with basal bark spray to minimise damage to surrounding native vegetation. Courtesy Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association Inc.

    Mesquite and Parkinsonia are Weeds of National Significance and major pest of the rangelands region.

    Both have the ability to degrade the environment and increase costs to the community and pastoralists, forming dense thickets that impede stock movement, increase mustering costs, increase damage to vehicles and equipment and prevent access to waterways and high value areas.

    This project aims to control the weeds on over 26 000 hectares in the Shire of Carnarvon by working in partnership with the Carnarvon Recognised Biosecurity Group, Shire of Carnarvon, Department of Parks and Wildlife and Main Roads WA.

    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association Inc.
    Project duration: February 2013 - June 2013
    Location: Carnarvon Townsite and surrounding land

    Project partners

    Carnarvon Recognised Biosecurity Group; Shire of Carnarvon; Department of Parks and Wildlife; Main Roads WA

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