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Research under way in to biological control of sagittaria

Monday 3 April, 2017
Sagittaria platyphylla (sagittaria, delta arrowhead), is a serious aquatic weed affecting irrigation channels, drains, creeks and wetlands. Despite intensive herbicide control programs, sagittaria continues to be an ongoing issue due to the ability of plants to regrow from tubers and submersed rosettes.

The Goulburn Broken CMA is part of a Victorian Government initiated biocontrol program that has identified three weevils that may help control the pest plant.

The weevils are natural  enemies from the weed's home range in the USA.

Strict testing of the weevils is under way to ensure they do not attack native and or economically-important plant species.

Read more here.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.


We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.


We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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