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Weed inspectors in Cobargo

Friday 27 November 2015

Bega Valley Shire Council weeds officers will be inspecting the Cobargo area for African Lovegrass (ALG) during November and December.

The recent rain in the region has prompted the spread of the invasive weed ALG.

Council weeds officers are attempting to keep the northern parts of the Shire free of the weed as there are only isolated scatterings on individual properties and roadsides.

ALG does not spread by wind, as the seeds are too heavy; instead they spread by livestock, vehicle or farm equipment and by water along river and creek lines.

ALG management is conducted by either bagging seed heads and chipping, or spot spraying individual plants. Slashing the plant contributes to the spread of seeds and is not good practice to minimise its impact.

For more information contact Lyall Bogie, Vegetation Management Coordinator, on 6499 2222.

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