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Black Swamp Creek Hymenachne Pest Management

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Summary

This project implemented a long-term pest management plan with the objective of eradicating hymenachne and controlling other pest plants such as GRT and groundsel bush.
Hymenachne was scattered over 2km and five properties, with the main infestation within Council property.

Ongoing control has resulted in reduced infestation in the upper and lower reaches, from scattered low density to occasional and scattered, and a 50% reduction of hymenachne within the Council property site.

Benefits

This project implemented a long-term pest management plan with the objective of eradicating hymenachne and controlling other pest plants such as GRT and groundsel bush at Black Swamp Creek.

Lesson

The extended wet season expands infestation temporarily. Grazing appears to assist in reducing infestation if undertaken before seed set. Control over several years is required to reach eradication and monitoring status.

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Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Black Swamp Creek Hymenachne Pest Management, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/black-swamp-creek-hymenachne-pest-management-15dc/>.

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