Restricted Invasive Plants of the Burdekin.

Common Restricted Invasive Plants in the Burdekin

Some of the problematic restricted invasive pest plants commonly found in the Burdekin Shire Council region.

Common Pest Plants

Listed below are some of the problematic restricted invasive pest plants commonly found in the Burdekin Shire Council region.

You can find detailed information on individual invasive plants and animals and a summary of the restricted invasive plants and animals at Queensland Government Business Queensland Portal or Department of Agriculture and fisheries website.

Chinee Apple

Chinee Apple

Chinee Apple (Ziziphus mauritiana)

For more information about the Chinee Apple refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/52766/IPA-Chinee-Apple-PP26.pdf

 

Rubber Vine

Rubber Vine

Rubber Vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora)

For more information about the Rubber Vine refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/52544/IPA-Rubber-Vine-PP11.pdf

 

 

Prickly Acacia

Prickly Acacia

Prickly Acacia (Vachellia nilotica)

For more information about the Prickly Acacia refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/73753/IPA-Prickly-Acacia-PP9.pdf

 

Parkinsonia

Parkinsonia

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeate)

For more information about the Parkinsonia refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/55040/IPA-Parkinsonia-PP36.pdf

 

Salvinia

Salvinia

Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)

For more information about the Salvinia refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/65964/IPA-Salvinia-PP12.pdf

 

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipses)

For more information about the Water Hyacinth refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/54680/IPA-Water-Hyacinth-PP6.pdf

Locally Declared Pest Plants in the Burdekin Shire Council Area

Burdekin Shire Council has locally declared several species of plants under Local Law No. 3 (Community and Envionmanetal Management) 2012.   Grader Grass (Themeda quadrivalvis) For more information about the Grander Grass refer to the Business and Industry Queensland website at: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/health-pests-weeds-diseases/weeds-diseases/invasive-plants/other/grader-grass     Itch Grass (Rottboellia cochinchinensis) Fore more information about the Itch Grass refer to [...]

Burdekin Shire Council has locally declared several species of plants under Local Law No. 3 (Community and Envionmanetal Management) 2012.

 

Grader Grass

Grader Grass

Grader Grass (Themeda quadrivalvis)

For more information about the Grander Grass refer to the Business and Industry Queensland website at:

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/health-pests-weeds-diseases/weeds-diseases/invasive-plants/other/grader-grass

 

 

Itch Grass

Itch Grass

Itch Grass enlarged

Itch Grass enlarged

Itch Grass (Rottboellia cochinchinensis)

Fore more information about the Itch Grass refer to the Sugar Research website at:

https://sugarresearch.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IS13078-Itch-grass.pdf

 

Leucaena

Leucaena

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)

For more information about the Leucaena refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/73450/IPA-Leucaena-PP85.pdf

 

Neem Tree

Neem Tree

Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica)

For more information about the Neem Tree refer to the Business and Industry Queensland website at:

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/health-pests-weeds-diseases/weeds-diseases/invasive-plants/other/neem-tree

 

Aleman

Aleman

Aleman Grass (Echinochloa polystachya)

For more information about the Aleman Grass refer to the Business and Industry Queensland website at:

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/health-pests-weeds-diseases/weeds-diseases/invasive-plants/other/aleman-grass

 

Calotrope

Calotrope

Calotrope (Calotropis procera)

The plant is poisonous to humans. There are reports that cattle can eat the plant with no known ill effects in the dry season, but may die from calotrope poisoning if they are subjected to stress (e.g. mustering).

For more information about the Calotrope refer to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at:

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/77303/IPA-Calotrope-PP41.pdf

 

Control Options for Restricted Invasive Plants

Some of the problematic restricted invasive pest plants commonly found in the Burdekin Shire Council region.

Chemical control of restricted invasive plants

Chemical control of weeds involves the use of herbicides. Herbicides control weeds either by speeding up, stopping, or changing the weed’s normal growth patterns. This affects the weed by drying out the leaves or stems, or by making it drop its leaves. Also see Councils website on subsidies and equipment offered for pest plant control.

Manual control

Manual control is the use of the hands or handheld tools to deal with weeds. An advantage of manual control is that it minimises soil disturbance, and decreases the likelihood of erosion and weed seed germination.

Mechanical control

Mechanical control is the use of powered tools and machinery to manage weeds and is best suited to larger infestations. Care should be taken to minimise soil disturbance.

 

Biological control

Biological control involves the use of insects or pathogens (diseases) that affect the health of the weed. Usually, these biocontrol agents are from the same country of origin as the weed species.

Biosecurity Queensland undertakes biological weed control research in Queensland. Strict measures are in place to ensure that these agents do not negatively affect native plants and animals or horticultural and agricultural crops.

Biosecurity Queensland’s biological control group is presently working on 10 weeds of concern to Queensland:

 

Biological control agents can reduce the vigour, size and competitiveness of weed infestations; however, they rarely get rid of weeds altogether. Biological control works best in conjunction with other control methods. See Councils webpage for Subsidies in assisting with the control of restricted invasive plants.

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