Biological control webinar – a powerful weed management tool explained
Want to know more about biological control and get a hands on, positive community perspective, then this is the workshop for you!
The Weeds Society of Victoria are hosting a webinar on biocontrol on 6 October 2020
Topic: Biological control – a powerful weed management tool explained
Presenters: Dr Raelene Kwong and Greg Lefoe, Senior Research Scientists from Agriculture Victoria’s Research Division
Guests: Lee Mead, President of the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group
Raelene Kwong is leading the Victorian contribution to the New Zealand biocontrol research, which the VSTWP is providing $25,000 towards. Raelene will be covering all current research projects, including the serrated tussock biocontrol project.
Lee Mead attended one of the VSTWP meetings and presented on wheel cactus control.
About this Event
Join our ‘Biological control – a powerful weed management tool explained’ to learn how biological control provide a reliable, cost effective and well researched method of managing some of Victoria’s most environmentally destructive weeds.
We have Dr Raelene Kwong and Greg Lefoe, Senior Research Scientists from Agriculture Victoria’s Research Division to explain the ins and outs of what is involved with Biocontrol and how you can be involved in your patch.
We also have another special guest, Lee Mead, President of the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group who will provide an exciting community case study of the use of biological control on Wheel cactus (Opuntia robusta) in north central Victoria.
The Department, Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Natural Environment Programs team is proud to host the Loddon Mallee event for the Connecting Communities series.
This event is proudly supported by DELWP’s statewide Weeds at the Early Stage of Invasion (WESI) project, Connecting Country and the Weeds Society of Victoria
An optional addition to this event is at 11:30, where you are welcome to join in the Weed Society of Victoria’s Annual General Meeting.
More information is available, including how to register, by clicking on the link below: