The mother of millions is set to be targeted by a weed eradication program.
The mother of millions is set to be targeted by a weed eradication program.

Mother of millions to meet her match

THIS mother of all pests takes over: surviving droughts and floods, and leaves regions struggling.

The mother of millions is set to be targeted by a weed eradication program conducted by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council (BTRC) and worth $20,000.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said that BTRC will use these funds to control about 220 hectares of the weed that threatens to move downstream and take over native vegetation with herbicides and spraying equipment.

“I look forward to seeing the results - the weeds will be monitored before and after the project is completed - and from that information we will have a very clear picture of whether or not more action will be needed,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The project will commence in early 2020 and is to be completed by June.

“Making sure native vegetation has a chance to grow without mother of millions competing for space helps to keep our regions cleaner and greener for everyone to utilise.”

Through this round of the Communities Environment Program $22 million has been secured for community clubs, service organisations, landcare groups and schools to address a pest or environmental issue.

Each federal electorate has been allocated up to $150,000 in 2019-20 for up to 20 projects.

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