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Technical annual report 2000-01



Technical annual report 2000-01


Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295




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Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295



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Technical Annual Report 2000/01 235 PROJECT: Survey and Control of Mimosa on Aboriginal Land Project Officers: S. Wingrave, O. Sutter, J. Ross, M. Ashley and B. Hitchins Location: Darwin Region Objective: Management of mimosa (Mimosa pigra) on Aboriginal Land. Method: The services and funding agreement signed in 1998 between the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, the Northern Land Council, the Indigenous Land Corporation and the White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation continued throughout 2000/2001. The agreement has permitted control of mimosa at Oenpelli, Ngukurr, lower Daly River area, the southern Daly River Region, at Acacia Larrakeyah, and in areas of the Finniss River floodplain. The management of mimosa in these areas has been complemented by the provision of training and strategic planning advice to different communities across the Top End. The training component of this agreement will enable community members to improve the capacity to manage mimosa in the longer term. PROJECT: Survey and Control of Class A Declared Weeds in the Katherine Region Project Officers: S. Wingrave, M. Fuller, R. Freeman, L. Johns, R. Maloney and J. Begley Location: Katherine Region Objective: To protect the Northern Territory economy, community, industries and environment from the adverse impacts of Class A weeds. In the Katherine region these include prickly acacia, parthenium weed, Devil's claw, chinee apple, Mimosa pigra and ornamental rubbervine. Background: These weeds pose a particular threat to the NT. Eradication will prevent their spread. Method: Class A declared weeds are managed through cooperative efforts by DPIF Weeds Branch, landholders and the community using chemical, mechanical and biological control methods, an extension program and weed management planning processes. Results: All prickly acacia plants at Bulman and Manbulloo have been surveyed, mapped and treated, with no known mature plants remaining. Ground surveys continued for parthenium weed infestations at Elsey Creek and Katherine town with no plants being found.