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Initiative 74

Control of rubber bush (B.NBP.0622)

Rubber bush was introduced to Australia as an ornamental plant, but has spread to grazing lands in northern Australia, with negative environmental and productivity impacts. Dense rubber bush infestations reduce livestock carrying capacity, increase chemical control costs and increase mustering costs.

Research undertaken by Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

What are we doing?

This project aims to improve the understanding of the distribution and rate of spread, reproductive biology, invasiveness and control of rubber bush. It will enable more strategic, effective and cost-efficient management and control.

Timing:

June 2015

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