Weeds

Weed management is one of the main mechanisms to build and maintain good relationships between stakeholders in the buffalo supply chain and the owners of the land and the buffalo.  Collaborative weed management is one of the key components of the NT Buffalo Industry Council's Code of Practice.  The resources available on this page provide detailed information about weeds and their management and control.  The key message is "collaboration and communication" about weed management.

Major weeds and weed management plans

Mimosa is considered to be the most significant threat to the floodplains of Arnhem land.  The most recent management plan is here

Gamba grass is dangerous because it adds intense fuel loads to the hot fires of the late dry season.   It may have the potential to alter the northern savannah landscapes. If you own, manage or live on land, you are legally responsible for controlling gamba grass on your property. Its management plan is here
Grader grass as its name implies is an intrusive grass that can out-compete native grasses. It gets a foothold in disturbed country for example where roads are graded, campsites and so on.  The management plan is here. 
Prickly acacia is a small tree that has spread throughout the open grasslands and is present in the NT around the Roper region. Its management plan is here. 
Olive hymenachme is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.  Information is available here.  See also the information here at the NT Weeds Management Branch  
Salvinia, like olive hymenachme, is an aquatic weed capable of quickly invading and choking fresh water rivers and lagoons.Information on salvinia is here.  Further information on management and control can be found at the NT Weeds branch here.
The Darwin Regional Weed Management Plan (the Plan) covers the area of Darwin City south to just north of Pine Creek, east to Arnhem Land and Nhulunbuy and west to the Timor Sea. It also incorporates the Tiwi Islands.  Darwin regional weed management plan 2015-2020.
The Katherine Regional Weed Management Plan (the Plan) covers an area of approximately 386,350 square kilometers of tropical savanna. This area encompasses: the Gulf of Carpentaria district to the eastern border; Katherine District north to Pine Creek; and south to Lajamanu, including the Sturt Plateau and the Victoria River District. Katherine Regional Weed Management Plan 2015-2020
This manual has been developed to provide detailed information about weed control in the Northern Territory. Weed Control Option Tables are available that detail herbicide recommendations and optimum treatment times for most problem weeds. Other control methods, which can assist in weed management, have also been described. Weed management handbook
Weed spread prevention is always the most successful and cost effective type of weed management. This document describes simple spread prevention techniques that are able to be applied by all Territorians, including land managers and business operators, with a view to protecting our valuable and diverse resources from the impacts of weeds. Weed Spread Prevention
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