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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

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

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

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

ISSN

0158-2763

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Technical Annual Report 2000/01 237 The survey, mapping and control of Lantana at Elsey Station were completed. It is expected this program will continue as more plants are found and a review of herbicide treatments is completed in the future. Mapping and control of several mesquite plants was completed at Elsey Station. This is an important satellite infestation for this species. Survey continues in this area. The survey, mapping and control of other Class B species such as hyptis, coffee senna, sicklepod, Sida acuta, Sida rhombifolia and Noogoora burr continued in the region. This program involved the use of stocking rate management, biological control agents and herbicide. PROJECT: Eradication of Class A Noxious Weeds in the Barkly Region Project Officers: J. McMahon and J. Peart Location: Barkly Tableland Objective: To eradicate prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) in the Barkly Region and improve the awareness of landholders of the species. Background: Prickly acacia is a major weed in north Queensland, but only isolated infestations occur in the NT. It is a Class A noxious weed (to be eradicated). On the Barkly Tableland, infestations are confined to two properties, but there is a potential for the weed to spread across the entire region. Method: The management of prickly acacia involved the removal of mature plants and the continued control of seedlings. Results: Ongoing programs have reduced the number of seedlings emerging at both Barkly locations and reduced its potential damage to the cattle industry. PROJECT: Survey and Control of Class B Noxious Weeds in the Barkly Region Project Officers: J. McMahon and J. Peart Location: Barkly Tableland Objective: Improved management of Class B noxious weeds in the Barkly Region Background: This program involves the effective management of strategic Class B noxious weed infestations.