13054: Cactus control on Marrilla Station
Marrilla Station is located 270 kilometres north of Carnarvon in the Gascoyne region.
'Coral' or 'Boxing Glove' Cactus (Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata) has become an environmental weed problem on the station after escaping from a garden pot on the homestead.
The cactus has spread to cover a 20 hectare area of spinifex country, overtaking the spinifex and other native species.
This project aims to eradicate the cactus and return the site to its natural state by spraying and monitoring the area over a five year period.
A field day will be hosted at the homestead to promote awareness of weeds.
|Investment:||$ 20 000|
|Delivery organisation:||Lyndon Land Conservation District Committee|
|Project duration:||June 2014 - December 2014|
|Location:||Marrilla is situated 270kms north of Carnarvon on the North West Coastal Highway|