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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Keep an eye out for orange hawkweed

Orange hawkweed has recently been discovered on private property in the eastern part of our region.

Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) is on the National Alert List for Environmental Weeds and is a Class 1 Noxious Weed in NSW, as it has the potential to be a serious threat in the temperate areas of south-eastern Australia, including the Australian Alps. Prompt treatment of known populations of hawkweed has limited their spread so far.

Up until now, orange hawkweed has only been known to ...

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Ungarie Floods – Report and pictures – Glenn Neyland Bland Shire

In June, when things were already getting wet, after receiving 80 mm of rain and then another 60 mm, the main street and other parts of Ungarie were inundated with water from the Humbug Creek.   Although a lot of sandbagging was done, about 25 buildings had water go through them.  The sewage system went down, and the School was closed for a few days. Some evacuations had to be undertaken. Cases of stranded farm houses and stock were attended to.

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Important Infomation for incoming and re-elected Councillors

All councils across NSW (with a few exceptions) have recently held their local elections.   That means that there isnwo-council likely to be a significant number of new Councillors elected. They will all be on a very steep learning curve over the next few months getting a clear understanding of all of the roles, responsibilities, functions and operations of their council. The issue ...

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Henty Machinery Field Days 2016

2016 featured the largest site area ever, cementing Henty Machinery Field Days as the single biggest outdoor and agriculture event in Australia. A 55,000 strong crowd over the the three days were welcomed through the gates to inspect the “agribusiness supermarket’’, showcased by 868 exhibitors on the biggest site area in the event’s history.

Held on September 20-22, the event drew record day one crowd numbers on Tuesday but wet weather dampened numbers for the remainder to result in the final ...

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