Targeting Priority Weeds
Insidious weeds such as cat’s claw creeper, rubber vine and Madeira vine smother and suppress native vegetation and drag down canopy trees. Other weeds such as lantana impede natural ecological succession and regeneration. BMRG is supporting land managers and community groups in Baffle Creek, Burrum River and Tinana Creek catchments to manage and control weed infestations in riparian areas and wetlands.
BMRG is assisting with the breeding of biocontrol agents such as the leaf–mining jewel beetle (Hylaeogena jureceki) and the sap-sucking tingid bug (Carvalhotingis visenda). Colonies are selectively deployed in priority weed infestations to build upon mechanical and chemical control methods.
Cat's Claw Creeper