Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program

Have you seen Miconia?

Be on the lookout for Miconia and report it to Biosecurity Queensland. Early detection and reporting are the key elements in controlling Miconia.

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Four tropical weeds eradication program

The National Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program (NFTWEP) targets five weed species native to tropical America which have been introduced into North Queensland.

Photograph showing workers eradicating limnocharis

Eradicating limnocharis as part of the National Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program.

The program targets eradication of the following species:

Limnocharis, miconia and mikania vine are all considered serious weeds in other countries, while Miconia nervosa and Miconia racemosa have exhibited invasive characteristics in North Queensland.

The combined impacts of these weeds, if allowed to expand un-checked areas in tropical and sub-tropical areas of Australia, would be significant on agriculture and the environment. Evidence of the economic and environmental impacts of these weeds in other countries supports the need to maintain eradication as the main objective of the program.

The program is managed by Biosecurity Queensland, a business unit of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Funding for the program is shared nationally with contributions from the Australian, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Western Australian governments.

These weeds are classified as pest plants under Queensland legislation and it is a serious offence to introduce, keep or sell these weeds without a permit issued by Biosecurity Queensland.

To report miconia sightings in your area fill out an online reporting form

Photograph showing workers eradicating miconia

Eradicating miconia as part of the National Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program.

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Last updated 05 July 2016