Along with other Landcare network attendees, Joanne, Harry and Sue attended a Biocontrol Workshop in Coffs Harbour recently, hosted by Department of Primary Industries.
The workshop covered what state and federal government science agencies have done, and are currently doing with biocontrol agents. The process for considering biocontrol agents to tackle pests and weeds was outlined and some interesting stories of successes were told. We had the opportunity of viewing some biocontrol agents at work including weevils on Salvinia and Water Lettuce.
To read more about Biological Control https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/weeds/weed-control/biological-control/about-weed-biological-control
To download or oder a copy of the Biological Control of Weeds Manual, see https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/weeds/weed-control/biological-control/biological-control-of-weeds-manual