Help prevent the spread of weeds

Narromine Shire Council is seeking assistance from the community to help prevent the spread of weeds and weed seeds.

Landholders and the community are being advised to take precautions to reduce the risk of weed spread if buying in grain or hay to feed livestock,

Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Jane Redden said “feed can contain numerous weed seeds, and as drought conditions continue stockfeed is being transported long distances across the state and even country to feed livestock”

“Feed is not the only way weeds seeds can be spread, contaminated machinery, vehicles and crop seeds are also an issue”

“We are urging landholders and the community to continually monitor weed infestations and to carry out control works” she said.

To minimise the risk of spreading weed seed through hay and grain stock feeds movement, Council advises landholders to follow Plant Health Australia’s Biosecurity Manual for Grain Producers (2017) and take the following precautions outlined by the Grains Research and Development Corporation:

Landholders need to be proactive and take measures to ensure any potentially serious weed incursions are identified and report to Council as soon as possible by calling 6889 9999.

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