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Emerging weeds information session for landholders north of the Pilliga forest

North West Local Land Services is hosting an information session at Cuttabri on 29 September about emerging weeds in the area north of the Pilliga forest.

Reegan Walker, Senior Land Services Officer said weeds including African Boxthorn, Mother of Millions and Tiger Pear are an ongoing issue for landholders in the area.

“In response to this North West Local Land Services has arranged several weed experts to provide information on the day about control options for these weeds including new information about research into biocontrol options for Mother of millions,” Mr Walker said.

“A range of information about integrated control options for key emerging weeds will be discussed as well as information about special grant funding that has been designated to landholders in this area.

“We will also get to hear from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy about their weed control methods and the proposed wildlife sanctuary planned to go ahead in the north western area of the Pilliga Forest.”

The session is funded through Catchment Action NSW. Speakers will be from North West Local Land Services, Narrabri Shire Council and Industry Weed control professionals.

The information session is on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at the Merimborough Fire Station in Cuttabri (Pilliga – Wee Waa Rd) and will run from 10:00 am t0 1:30 pm including free morning tea and lunch.

Those wanting to attend are requested to RSVP by the 23 September 2016 to Reegan Walker at reegan.walker@lls.nsw.gov.au or 0429 048 867.

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Media contact: Peter Dawson (0427 606 265 or peter.dawson@lls.nsw.gov.au).