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Weed Society of Queensland
39th Annual General Meeting
Conference Room, Gatton Research Facility
Warrego Highway, Gatton
Friday 22 November 2013
Morning tea: 10am
AGM: 10.30am – 1pm
Tour of Research Facility: 1.30pm
COMING FROM BRISBANE
Follow signs from Brisbane to Toowoomba. Once you see “Gatton” on the signs, you are getting close. Just after you have passed McDonalds / BP near University of QLD Gatton College, turn left before the overpass. Then turn right and drive over the overpass. Turn left, then right and you should be driving parallel with the highway, heading west. Follow on this road until you reach the large white building that is Gatton Research Station.
COMING FROM TOOWOOMBA
Turn left before the overpass and immediately left again. As before, you should now be driving parallel with the highway, heading west. Follow on this road until you reach the large white building that is Gatton Research Station.
First meeting of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee
Chris Love representing the Weed Society of Queensland recently attended the first meeting of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC). IPAC was set up to provide strategic advice to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) on a broad range of invasive plants and animal issues. Click here for the first meeting communique.
Letter to Hon John McVeigh Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Regarding changes to weed and pest animal management in Biosecurity Queensland
The Weed Society of Queensland recently wrote requesting advice about changes in staffing levels within Biosecurity Queensland following the state state election in March 2013.
The Weed Society of Queensland recognises the role advocacy can play in support of meeting a wide range of its objectives and recently the executive approved the society's Advocacy Policy.
This policy sets out the principles, advocacy themes and implementation rules under which members of the WSQ may undertake advocacy activities.
Weeds of Southern Queensland app
The book is now in app form! For more info click here
A new Weed Society Executive was elected at the AGM on 30th of November 2012.
Dorean Erhart is the President and Steve Walker the Vice President while Craig Magnussen and Chris Love continue as Secretary and Treasure respectively. For full details of the executive please check the Contacts page.
Weeds of Southern Queensland (3rd ed.).
This third edition of a very popular and user-friendly book has been developed by a working group of Weed Society of Queensland members.
The 64-page A4 size book contains photos and information for 132 weeds present in Southern Queensland, along with details of control and treatment methods.
Copies of the book can still be obtained from the Queensland Herbarium located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha.
Pest Animal Branch of the Weed Society of Queensland (PAB-WSQ) established.
Membership entitles you to participate in all organised activities, receive Weedshine (the quarterly newsletter which now includes pest animal related articles) and entitles you to discounts on registration fees for future Queensland Pest Animal Symposia, Queensland Weed Symposia and the Australasian Weeds Conferences.
Anyone who is interested in pest animals and their management can become a member by simply filling out and returning the Membership Form (118kb). Be sure to include a note that you wish to join PAB-WSQ.
News Archive page now online.
A News Archive page has now been created - simply click on the link here or above.
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Last updated: 19 November 2013