Archive:   Weeds & Pests

Last Updated  29/3/10



May Is RabbitScan Month

(24/4/09 - E)  National Rabbit Threat Mapping And Awareness Campaign 

RabbitScan is a nation-wide challenge for the community and schools to help scientists map where rabbits are located. Residents and communities are asked to ‘scan’ their landscape (school, farm, parkland, roadside reserves, ovals etc) for signs of rabbits and their damage, and to load their results online - during RabbitScan Month in May 2009.


RabbitScan has been launched amid renewed fears by government, industry and the community that rabbits are growing in numbers, range and in the damage they cause across Australia. The Rabbitscan website has been specially designed to allow community and school groups to map local rabbits and includes a schools/teachers ‘kit’ to assist group participation.  For more information, go to


MRRA Says:

This is one most of us can relate to (darned bunnies!), so it's one most of us can help with.  Tell your neighbours...



Free Willow Mulch In Gisborne

(14/3/08 - E)   Be quick

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Chilean Needle Grass Field Day,  28 November

(10/11/07 - E)  DPI presents Grazing Management and Biodiversity Impact Projects: see CNG management in action

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1080 Pest Animal Baits: A New System, and New Requirements

(7/8/07 - E) New system for purchase and use of 1080 pest animal bait products in Victoria

If you want to get involved, YOU need to read this...  Click here for more information.



Best Practice Pest Animal Management – Newham Landcare Group,  20 July

(12/7/07 - E)  Tim Bloomfield to talk on pests - like really pesty foxes and rabbits

Click here for contact details and more information.



The "Woody Weeds Are Shakin' In Their Roots" Show Rolls Out At Baynton 24th March

(21/3/07 - E)  A rootin' tootin' Woody Weed Control Field Day - don't dare miss it!

Click here for details



Weeds You Need To Know About !

(1/12/06 - E)  Langley Landcare:  Learn how to identify and control Serrated Tussock, Chilean Needlegrass and Texan Needlegrass.  St Paul's Park, Piper street, Kyneton 9th December

Climb on board for a free Weed Display and Identification Workshop (Supported by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the "Tackling Weeds On Private Land" initiative.  Click here for more information.



Serrated Tussock Identification and Control Field Day 8th July

(14/6/06 - E)  Free BBQ, crisp weather, free information, free expertise, a warm welcome - what more could you possibly want?  Here's another excellent State government and Council initiative where anyone can learn more about practical ways to help our environment - and have fun doing it.  Get on board!

Click here for more information.



Weed Management Guides:  Weed Survey Closes 12 May

(9/5/06 - E) Your chance to participate in doing something positive for our environment - hurry, closes soon

You will need to read this carefully, then if you think you can help, do it!  Click here for more information.



Weeds of National Significance Website

(27/3/06 - E)  Want to know more about weeds like gorse and blackberry?  Check this website: