Pests

Whitsundays Witnessing Avian Invasion

Photo Credit: IndianMyna_LipKeeFlickr CreativeCommons   Sightings of Indian Mynas (Acridotheres tristis) have been reported in Cannonvale, Bredalbane, Blacks Beach, ...

Tilapia found in Bowen

Native fish in Mullers Lagoon are vulnerable to the noxious Tilapia species. The pest was identified in the ...
Tilapia.

Community ‘Tilapia Watch’ best way to slow the spread

They are an exotic fish that are considered to be one of the worst pest species in Australia ...
Japanese Sunflower and bee.

Japanese Sunflower Control

Introduced as a garden ornamental, the Japanese Sunflower is now widely naturalised in the Mackay Whitsunday Region. Common ...
Aerial view of river.

Mackay says goodbye to pond apple

In 2011 Reef Catchments received funding through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program to eradicate pond ...

Land managers got lowdown on pest management

Whitsunday land managers attended an information session on wild dog and feral pig control last week. Regional Landcare ...

Working strategically to manage Mackay’s pests

Over 2700 exotic plants and 73 exotic animals have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban ...
Parthenium weed with flowers.

Weed of the month: Parthenium

Each month the Mackay Regional Pest Management Group will help you to identify weeds that degrade pasture, poison ...

Watch The Cane Tube Round two winning films!

First prize - Cane-mation A big congratulations to Lachlan Hughes and his team, who created the awesome multi-plane, ...
Giant Rats Tail grass in paddock.

Weed Watch: Giant Rat’s Tail grass

G, R and T: three innocent letters that make up the acronym for one of the worst weeds ...