Biological control of weeds - PROfarm course

Course details

Name:Biological control of weeds

This workshop is designed for weeds officers, natural resource management officers and land managers who are involved in the control of weeds.

Cost:$340 (GST free)
Course aims:The course aims to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to design and manage their own weed biological control programs.
Learning outcomes:
  • Identify biological control methods used in Australia
  • Develop techniques in rearing, field collecting, releasing and monitoring biological control agents for weed management.
Length:1 day
Course program/structure:
  • Assessing suitability of biological control for a particular weed infestation
  • Selecting a suitable site to establish a nursery
  • Sourcing and acquiring a desired bioagent
  • Transporting and storing biological cultures
  • Maintaining and monitoring your biological control site
  • Bioagent harvest and release
  • Recording and reporting on the status of your project
  • Evaluating effectiveness and spread of your bioagent
Resources and method of delivery:

Each participant will receive a participants workbook and the new publication - The Salvinia biological control field guide.

This course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction.

Accreditation:This course is mapped to the national units of competency:
  • AHCPMG303A Maintain biological cultures
  • AHCPMG304A Release biological agents


Contact us to register your interest in this course.

Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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