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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

Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 242 have been encountered following mass releases of 17,000 insects in the Alroy Downs area in March, April and May 2000. Work into potential biological control agents for hyptis was restarted during the last year. Information obtained during earlier survey work in Brazil and Central American countries from 1979 to 1991 was collated and partly entered into a database. Two surveys were conducted this year and a promising insect, a weevil from Venezuela, has been sent away for identification. PROJECT: Biological Control of Noogoora Burr Project Officers: B. Hennecke and G. Flanagan Location: Northern Territory Objective: To protect NT industries and the environment from the effects of Noogoora Burr. Method: At the request of DPIF, a report was prepared by CSIRO to assess the potential for biological control of Noogoora burr in the Northern Territory. The report examines if any avenues exist for the successful biological control of Noogoora burr in northern Australia, by summarising essential aspects of the weed, critically reviewing past efforts at biological control and exploring prospects for successful biological control in the future. PROJECT: Biological Control of Senna Project Officers: N. Ostermeyer and B. Hennecke Location: Katherine, Alice and Barkly Regions Objective: To protect the NT economy, community, industries and environment from the adverse impacts of Senna. Method: Two sites for biological control for Senna have been set up to carry out ecology studies prior to the release of biological control agents. Currently, one potential biological control agent is undergoing host testing in quarantine at Alan Fletcher Research Station in Brisbane (QDNR). A second potential biological control agent for Senna has failed the host specificity testing and was rejected.