Upcoming training in our region : July – September 2017

Yanco Campus of Tocal College Shortcourse schedule from September – December 2017

2017 Name of course Location
13 September Working in confined spaces – Refresher Yanco
19-20 September SMARTtrain® chemical application (Level 3) Yanco
20 September SMARTtrain® Level 3 reaccreditation Yanco
21-22 September SMARTtrain® chemical risk management (Level 4) Yanco
26-27 September Chainsaw – Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1 chainsaw operation) Yanco
28-29 September Chainsaw – ...
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Want to know more about the Biosecurity Act 2015 ? Talk to us at HMFD 2017

On 1 July 2017 the new Biosecurity Act 2015 commenced, supported by the Biosecurity Regulations 2017.

The Act replaced all or part of the 14 existing Acts. 

BIOSECURITY IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY . You need to be aware of your General Biosecurity Duty.

Further information  will be available at the Regional Noxious Weeds site at this years Henty Machinery Field Days (19, 20, 21 September 2017).

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Animal Eco-Warriors

Environmental writer Nic Gill has written something unique – a children’s book with biosecurity as its major theme.

Animal Eco-Warriors tells the true stories of animals operating at the frontline, helping people resolve environmental problems. We meet biosecurity beagles at Hobart airport, sniffing out contraband that may harbour invasive species or diseases. We see Clay the terrier, making sure Tasman Island, the site of ...

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Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans Launched

Eleven regional strategic weed management plans were launched today to safeguard the state against the threat of weeds.

Full Media release: http://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/media-releases/2017/regional-strategic-weed-management-plans-launched

Further information regarding Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans can be found here http://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/weed-control/nsw-weed-reforms

Murray Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan


Riverina Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan

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It’s all hands to the wheel to manage pest

Wheel cactus (Opuntia robusta) has become a problem in the Upper Murray region, spreading slowly but surely across the hill tops around Greg Greg.  A native of Mexico, this invasive weed is thought to have entered the areas as a garden plant, and has been spread by birds and foxes who like its fruit.

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Dogs trialled by Parks Victoria to detect hawkweed in Alpine national parks

Dogs are not usually permitted in national parks, however Parks Victoria has made an exception for two working spaniels called Sally and Connor.

Parks Victoria, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services and ACT Parks have worked together to train two weed-eradication detection dogs to help find hawkweed in the Alpine areas.

Environment, Land and Water area of work coordinator for Parks Victoria, Keith Primrose who managed the hawkweed eradication project for five years said this was the first time detection ...

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