A reminder that it is the responsibility of the farmer to control Paterson’s Curse and other weeds on your farm.
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's curse)
Previously this was controlled in Brown Reserve by the APB, however since they left Dumbleyung there has been little effort to keep this weed contained. However, a biocontrol has been developed and very good results have been achieved in the York Shire for its control. There is the opportunity for this biocontrol to be spread in Brown Reserve (located south of the Peterson Road) in late October. To ensure this activity achieves maximum effect, it is important to target areas outside of the Reserve. If you have Paterson’s curse on your farm and you wish to participate in receiving and spreading this biocontrol please contact the Landcare Office soon.