Parkinsonia Weed Management

About the project

Since 2010 Territory Weed Management have been contracted S.Kidman and Co to control the invasive weed, parkinsonia, on the Sturt Creek.

The control area is approximately 150km south of halls Creek, near the top of the famous Canning Stock Route. It is very remote and the control area difficult to access.

Parkinsonia is an exotic plant that has been recognized as a weed of National Significance (WONS) because of its invasiveness and its ecological, economic and social impacts.

Along the Sturt Creek Infestations of this prickly shrub vary from wide impenetrable thickets to scattered plants.

Our weed management solution

Kidman and Co have undertaken a long term control program on Parkinsonia to:

  • Minimise its impact on pastoral production and biodiversity values of the area.
  • Minimise risk of spread to other areas of the station to downstream areas including Lake Gregory.
  • Comply with the Western Australian legislation for the control of noxious weeds
  • Meet obligations to the Weeds of national Significance program and the National Weeds Strategy.

Territory Weed Management utilize a variety of equipment to access this remote creek and ensure efficient delivery of service.

Quad bikes are used for the outlying and scattered plants; where large areas have to be surveyed.

Other ATV’s including the Tomcar and the John Deere 4wd Gator are used to access the larger stands of Parkinsionia where greater herbicide application capacity is required.

All work is tracked on GPS. These track loads provide a very accurate and useful map of the area covered by TWM.

Project snapshot

  • Location Halls Creek
  • Workforce 4

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