Sagittaria biocontrol workshop

First-ever release in NSW, on the Billabong Creek, of the fruit-feeding weevil (Listronotus appendiculatus), a biocontrol for the invasive water weed sagittaria.
  • What Education Rivercare Research Environment Water quality Pest control Agriculture
  • When 08 Mar, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1100)
  • Where River Dve, Murray Valley Regional Park, NSW
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  • Contact Phone 0419 841 834
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YACTAC extends an invitation to all interested on a biocontrol workshop and very first release of the fruit-feeding weevil (Listronotus appendicultus).

The small but mighty fruit-feeding weevil will be released to breed and disperse in the Edward River at Murray Valley regional Park, Deniliquin on Tuesday March 8th 2022 at 9am.

Learn about advanced bioscience providing long-term sustainable solutions to healthier waterways, with Senior Research Scientist Dr Raelene Kwong, Agriculture Victoria. 

Weevil biocontrol is both ecologically and economically significant, reducing both the spread of sagittaria and continuous herbicide use. 

The lead project organisation is Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Victorian Government. YACTAC is an industry contributor, along with Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited (MI) and NSW Department of Primary Industries.