Fireweed (Sencio madagascariensis) is a common, poisonous and invasive weed of coastal pastures of NSW & Southern QLD. Research has indicated that nearly half the farmers affected by fireweed spend more than 50 hours and $1,000 annually controlling fireweed.
Fireweed has been positively detected in both Genoa and Cann River.
Prevention is a much better cure when it comes to fireweed. It is essential to detect plants early before they flower and stop the spread.
This workshop aims to assist in the identification, removal, and correct disposal of fireweed. The day offers a wide range of speakers with personal experience of the social, economic and environmental cost of fireweed on rural communities.
Public land managers in the region will be well represented and it is hoped a collaborative approach to dealing with this weed will be an additional outcome of the day.
(Biodiversity, DSE Orbost)
Control & Disposal
Robert De Geus
(local producer, Genoa)
Noxious Weed Officer
(Bega Valley Shire, NSW)
(Agronomist, DPI NSW)
(Weed facilitator, Maffra)
Emma Orgill (EG Regional