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Improving and up-scaling production and deployment of Biological Control Agents to address the threat of invasive vine weeds in South East Queensland

Website/Report

Project lead

Australian Macadamia Society (Trustee for the Macadamia Conservation Trust)

Partnerships

(not documented)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 2

Funding amount

$40,000

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

4 February 2014

End date

(not documented)

Summary

This project will increase the capacity for local community-based organisations to rear, release and monitor biological control agents to manage cat’s claw creeper and madeira vine. Biological control agents will be released in and around remnant patches of subtropical lowland rainforest and populations of wild macadamia species occurring within the Mary River Catchment on privately managed lands.

Benefits

This project will:
  • help reduce the invasion and establishment of cat’s claw and/or madeira vine
  • establish weeds results in ever increasing mortality of the canopy trees, along with decreased biodiversity and structural integrity of vegetation.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

130168

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Improving and up-scaling production and deployment of Biological Control Agents to address the threat of invasive vine weeds in South East Queensland, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/improving-and-up-scaling-production-and-deployment-of-biological-control-agents-08d5/

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