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    13102: Community awareness and control of Bridal creeper in the Kojonup Shire

    Project Officer demonstrating application of spore water at a community workshop. Courtesy Kayla Ringrose, Southern DIRT.
    Project Officer demonstrating application of spore water at a community workshop. Courtesy Kayla Ringrose, Southern DIRT.

    Bridal creeper is becoming more prevalent and dense in roadside vegetation in the great-southern Shire of Kojonup.

    The weed poses a severe threat to biodiversity and roadside vegetation and can take up to seven years to be eradicated. Controlling plants before they become established is crucial.

    This project embarks on the first year of Bridal creeper control in the Shire and will:

    • accurately map bridal creeper populations
    • treat infestations with herbicide sprays and rust fungus (biological control)
    • train landholders, community and shire workers on control methods
    • raise community skills and awareness about the weed.

    Successful methods used by bridal creeper control programs in the Shires of Katanning, Wagin, Woodanilling and West Arthur will be replicated in this project.

    Investment: $ 25 000
    Delivery organisation: Southern DIRT
    Project duration: June 2014 - December 2014
    Location: Road sides and shire owned land in the Shire of Kojonup
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