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African lovegrass community information session in Keith

News release
15 November 2022

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board, in partnership with PIRSA, welcome you to a community information session followed by a barbeque on local priority weed, African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula).

This community information session will support landholders in their efforts to control African lovegrass infestations on their properties. This session will cover best practice management and control including:

  • History of African lovegrass in the region
  • Plant identification
  • Impacts to primary production and your bottom line
  • African lovegrass biology and ecological impacts
  • Integrated control options

Where -Limestone Coast Landscape Board, 61 Anzac Tce, Keith

When - 17 November 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. BBQ dinner will be provided after the session

Please email shannon.robertson@sa.gov.au to register your attendance.

A hardy perennial weed, African lovegrass significantly impacts primary production in the upper Limestone Coast as it produces large, unpalatable tussocks of low nutrition value to livestock and displaces productive plants in pastures.

As part of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s targeted African lovegrass control program, Landscape Officers have treated over 100 Ha along 430 km of roadside providing greater protection to farms and stopping the spread of African lovegrass throughout the Limestone Coast.

The control program includes property inspections for the declared weeds, mapping of infestations and supporting over 200 landholders in their control efforts and aims to reduce the impact and spread of this highly invasive grass to the agricultural industry and our environment.

To be put in touch with your local Landscape Officer call the nearest Limestone Coast Landscape Board office on 8429 7550.