We need your help to monitor for new pests following the March floods. Water dispersal of weeds species during flood events is one of the biggest dispersal methods. New weed species could have easily spread down the Herbert River and dispersed locally during floods.
Established weed species such as Giant Sensitive Weed, Sicklepod, Navua Sedge and Rats Tail Grass are likely to spread further afield during flood events. There is also a high risk of weeds like Gamba Grass (pictured below) that are not yet known to be found locally, to be now present within the Hinchinbrook Shire.
Land managers are urged to be vigilant for both established and new species on their properties, and act immediately to remove them when found.
For more information on weed management, visit Council’s website, Land and Pest Management page.
If you require assistance with identifying new pest species in your area, please contact Council’s Development, Planning and Environmental Services Department on 4776 4607.
Image above: Gamba Grass