Pokeweed Control Field Excursion Workshop
What: Pokeweed Control Field Excursion Workshop
When: 2pm - 5:30pm, Friday 3 December 2021
Where: Includes several spots in Southampton Pine Plantation (We will meet at the parking bay located at the corner of Darling Road & South Western Highway)
REGISTER for this workshop at the following link: Pokeweed Workshop Registration
This event is co-sponsored by:
Let's work together to stop the spread of this weed in our area!
Join in at this "in-field" workshop to learn more about this plant, including how to identify it and what we can do to control it.
Join us in this unique "hands-on" in field excursion workshop:
• Learn How to Identify Pokeweed
• Discuss Management Strategies
• Ask for Advice & Support
• Report Sightings
Pokeweed - seeds, berries and leaves - is toxic to both humans and livestock and can contaminate agricultural produce. Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a relatively new weed for Western Australia and we need to stop its spread. Pokeweed was found last summer at Walpole, 180 kilometres from the Balingup location where it was first identified in Western Australia in December 2018.The plant has now been found on several rural properties, including pine plantations, private property, government land and along roadsides. Blackwood Biosecurity Inc (BBI) is supporting a collaborative government and industry program to eradicate this weed. Our 3rd December workshop is part of this initiative.
Read more about this weed at: Pokeweed - Biosecurity Alert