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Initiative 68

Prickly Acacia control (B.NBP.0638)

Prickly acacia is a weed of national significance which affects grazing in northern Australia. Better control of prickly acacia will reduce mustering costs, avoid ongoing weed control costs and increase pasture production.

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

What are we doing?

A potential bio-control agent for Prickly Acacia has been found in India.  Laboratory tests are underway to test its effectiveness while confirming it will not attach to non-target species.  Regulatory approval to release the insects will be undertaken if results indicate

that the agents are host specific and do not pose any non~target risk.

Timing:

August 2015

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