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Its the season for owering weeds

Youve probably noticed that freweed


is particularly common this year. It
has fourished due to the dry summer
which in some places led to heavy
grazing by hungry cattle. Fireweed
thrives in areas with low groundcover.
The yellow daisy of the freweed
is rather pretty, but once you have
some experience trying to remove it
from your paddocks it soon loses its
appeal. Each small fower produces
more than 100 seeds that the wind
carries across the landscape. So
its not surprising that freweed is
becoming more widespread in the
Stanley.
The best weed control is prevention.
Keep an eye out for new infestations
and work to limit the spread by hand
pulling and bagging the plants. More
information on managing freweed is
available from the QLD Government
here.
Its not only the paddocks that are
changing their colours at this time of
year. Some waterways and forests will
only being seeing yellow this spring.
And lots of it.
The yellow fowered Cats claw
creeper can become so thick that
the trees it smothers are barely
visible. This aggressive growth and
smothering form has resulted in it
being listed as a Weed of National
Signifcance due to its impact on
native forests.
Cats claw creeper is notoriously
diffcult to manage and as always
the best approach is to prevent
it becoming established. Simply
preventing the vine from climbing up
trees and stopping it from seeding
will do a lot to reduce its spread to
nearby areas.
Visit the SEQ Catchments website
(link below) for information on how
to control cats claw creeper using
physical, chemical and/or biological
control methods.
www.seqcatchments.com.au/case-
studies/crusade-against-cat-s-claw-
creeper
Fireweed is easily identifed by the presence of 13 petals on each fower
Image: H Rose via NSW Government
Managing Local
Pests Field Day
17
th
September, 25 pm, Kilcoy
Memorial Hall, Kilcoy.
Pests and weeds are the themes of
the moment in the Upper Brisbane
and Stanley and this feld day will
specifcally focus on management of
Parthenium weed in the local area.
John Chamberlain will share his
wealth of experience from managing
the spread of Parthenium weed in
Central Queensland.
Phill Sutherland (Department of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,
QLD) will also provide insights into
pest animal control in the local area,
focussing on feral pigs and dog
control.
Contact Bruce Lord for more
information (see details over page).
Above: Feral pig management will
be a topic of the feld day. Photo: S.
Lapidge.
Left: Keep a look out for Cats Claw
Creeper fowers this Spring
STANLEY & UPPER BRISBANE | SEP 2014
BARUNG LANDCARE
Ph: 07 5494 3151
E: info@barunglandcare.org.au
Barung Landcare Nurseries
Porters Lane, Nth Maleny
135 Forestry Road, Landsborough
BELLTHORPE PROGRESS ASSN/
ENVIRO GROUP
Ph: 07 5496 5002
Enviro Group meets 1
st
Sat each
month 8 am at Reserve
E: jabercrombie@skymesh.com.au
BRISBANE VALLEY-KILCOY
LANDCARE
Kilcoy Memorial Hall
Ph: 07 5497 1253
E: bvklandcare@caliph.net.au
CROWS NEST CREEK CATCHMENT
GROUP
Ph: Frank Burgess 07 4698 4161
E: frankb4@bigpond.com
EMU CREEK CATCHMENT
LANDCARE GROUP
Next meeting 13
th
Oct
Ph: Bob Rowlings 07 4698 4748
E: randvrowlings@bigpond.com
FEAT (Friends of Earth, Animals &
Trees) BLACKBUTT AND BENARKIN
Phone Marjie Spies: 41630621
Friends of Cahills Scrub
Ph: Ted Prickett 07 5494 9061
E pumpkintimers@gotalk.net.au
FRIENDS OF YARRAMAN CREEK
Ph: Susan and Scott 07 4163 8567
E: mammalid@people.net.au
RAVENSBOURNE & DISTRICT
LANDCARE GROUP
Ph: Ian 07 4697 8058
E: ian.eustace101@gmail.com
ROSALIE NORTH LANDCARE
GROUP
Cooyar Hall.
Next meeting Oct 10
th
.
Ph: Steve 07 4163 9239
E: rosalienorthlandcare@hotmail.com
UPPER BRISBANE REGION
CATCHMENT NETWORK
Next meeting 9
th
Oct. Contact the
secretary on 07 4698 4748
MEETINGS | FUNCTIONS | EVENTS | NEWS
Upper Brisbane Region Catchment Network Group
SEQ Catchments Ofce - Upper Brisbane
The Hub, Shop 1
47 Mary St, Kilcoy 4515
Ph: 54220516
Fax: 54220515
This newsletter is produced by SEQ Catchments in partnership
with the Regional Landcare Facilitator project, an initiative of
the Australian Government Department of Agriculture
Bruce Lord
Community Partnerships Manager
E : blord@seqcatchments.com.au
M: 0427 013 284
Cheryl McLeod
Community Water Quality Monitoring
Ofcer
E: cmcleod@seqcatchments.com.au
M: 0400919250
Events & resources
Dry Season pasture and Nutrition
Management, Tues Oct 7
th
Thornville Hall, New England Highway
9:30 am - 1 pm.
Speakers Damien OSullivan and
Rodger Sneath from DAFF will
cover climate outlook dry season
planning and pasture management,
animal nutrition and supplement
requirements including during late
pregnancy, early lactation and early
weaning. Includes BBQ lunch.
Bookings essential for catering.
Contact Bruce Lord (details below).
Kilcoy Botanical Information
Field Workshop, Oct 11
th
This workshop, led by Ashley Sewell,
will provide a guide to the main
vegetation types and geology of
the Kilcoy region. Free for Landcare
members, $5 non-members, $50 for
agency staff.
Contact Paul Daly, Ph: 0429 003 556
or Bruce Lord, details below.
Sustainable Horse Management
with Jane Myers, Oct 18
th
Queensland State Equestrian
Centre, Caboolture, 9 am3 pm.
Learn how to use the natural
and domesticated behaviour of
horses, combined with good land
management practices, to create a
healthy and sustainable environment
for your horses and your property.
Come and hear how to save time and
money while improving the health of
your horse and your environment.
For details and to register visit www.
seqcatchments.com.au/events or call
Apanie Wood on 0448 069 226.
Upper Brisbane
Region Catchment
Network AGM
A message from Bob Rowlings,
Secretary, Upper Brisbane Region
Catchment Network (UBRCN).
UBRCN has been in existence for
well over 15 years and has seen a
number of changes to the catchment
and its people.
We have experienced several major
foods, bush fres, changing industry,
people, Local Government and
Catchment Bodies. These issues have
affected our membership and the
effect we can have on the catchment.
This meeting will present some ideas
for change.
We will also be hosting a visit the
Harlin Reach Restoration Project and
a presentation by Dr Andrew Brooks
from the Australian Rivers Institute on
recent erosion studies carried out in
the Upper Brisbane catchment.
Please join us at Moore Hall on
October 9
th
so we can make some
meaningful decisions on the Groups
future.
RSVP to Bob by October 2
nd
at
randvrowlings@bigpond.com.
Looking forward to seeing you there!