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Control of Weeds of National Significance in targeted locations in the Gympie Region


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Australian Government

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Start date

September 2017

End date

April 2018


Chemical treatment of 11 ha of cat's claw creeper, madeira vine, climbing asparagus, lantana and associated weeds along Amamoor Creek Road in both Spring 2017 and Autumn 2018.
The site is alongside a road that passes through Amamoor State Forest to the Gympie Muster Site and is recognised for its biodiversity value.

A Weedy Vine field day will be conducted to enable the ongoing training of volunteers in chemical control and biocontrol release methods.
Volunteers and staff will monitor field populations of the leaf-tying moth (cat's claw biocontrol agent) and commence rearing trials in the 2017-2018 summer, to better understand constraints and conditions that would be needed for mass rearing.

Rearing and release of 10,000 biocontrol agents will occur in targeted localities with a focus on extensive infestations of vine weeds in and around remnant patches of Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia, in riparian areas that shelter habitats for the Mary River threatened species, and more than 10 known species of endangered flora.


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Last updated: 5 December 2022

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Control of Weeds of National Significance in targeted locations in the Gympie Region, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

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