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Sustainable Agriculture Workshops – Vertebrate Pest Management & Property Hygiene and Dieback Control

2 December, 2017

Vertebrate Pest Management

Presented by: Dr Peter Adams – Murdoch University; DAFWA & Jason Dearle – Pest Control Officer, DAFWA

The vertebrate pest control workshop will examine the ecology of main vertebrate pests in this area (rabbits, foxes, pigs, feral cats) and the damage they do to the environment and to native fauna. Methods property owners can take to control or reduce the presence of vertebrate pests in their area will be explained. This has to be a coordinated activity across property boundaries and between neighbours to avoid leaving hotspots of residual populations. The workshop will introduce the work of Blackwood Biosecurity Inc, a community-led incorporated group with local responsibility devolved from DAFWA to manage weeds and pests of significance.

Property Hygiene and Dieback Control

Presented by: Members of the State Dieback Working Group

Dieback control starts with recognizing it and understanding what is known of the Phytophthera species that cause it, and how they and Dieback are spread. The workshop will then provide a checklist of control strategies.

RSVP to Adrian Williams [email protected] or 0427 086 299 by 27 November 2017.



2 December, 2017

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