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Scoping a management program for Fireweed on the South Coast of NSW

Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) occurs throughout the beef-producing areas of coastal NSW. Because it contains chemical compounds collectively known as Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA’s), which pose a threat to livestock health, it is viewed with great concern. This is particularly the case on the South Coast, where fireweed continues to spread from core infestations, which themselves have only recently become prominent.

The project bought together data and information relating mainly to fireweed, and where appropriate and in less detail, unpalatable types of African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula), as a basis for planning and prioritising future delivery actions that may then be taken up by local Authorities such as the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority, NSW Department of Primary Industries agronomists, local weed authorities and other interested groups.


Title Size Date published
4.1MB 01/11/2008


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Scoping a management program for Fireweed.
25/05/2007 17/10/2007

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