The PHBG are always happy to share local stories, industry news or details what we have been up to in our patch.
We are always on the look for good news stories about people taking care of their patch, or helping others get on top of their weeds or feral animals.
We know many of you quietly get on with the job, but letting others know about your work can help motivate others that might not know where to start. Tips for overcoming common challenges are invaluable, especially for landholders new to the area.
Please contact the PHBG if you are aware of any local success stories. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0474 242 223.
Biosecurity in the Peel Harvey:
A year in review
The team at the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group have delivered another busy year supporting landholders with the control of established declared pests. Activities delivered in 2021 include an equipment roadshow, rabbit and weed workshops, feral animal control programs, weed validations and the new weed wiper program.
A far-sighted initiative the PHBG has been working on this year is setting up a customer relationship management (CRM) system where historical engagements with landholders are captured. So when a landholder rings or emails the group they don’t have to remind us about the programs they have been involved in, or the topics they have enquired about, previously. A CRM means more effective collaboration and communication within our organisation, directly to our landholders and with the wider community,’ said PHBG Communications Officer, Teele Hooper-Worrell.
Declared Weed Control
Weed Wiper provides landholders with assistance to control Cape Tulip
In 2020 the PHBG purchased new weed wiper equipment to loan free of charge to landholders within the PHBG operational area.
The weed wiper program started for the first time in August this year with PHBG Officers delivering the equipment to landholders for a seven day loan period. Landholders can see the equipment availability and book online on the PHBG website. Presently the PHBG offers two different sizes: the large weed wiper with wings extending the treatment area to 4.8 meters; and the small weed wiper with a treatment area of 2.4m. The larger wipers are also equipped with foam marker applicators to indicate where treatment has been undertaken to avoid overlap.
Changing of the guard for PHBG at recent AGM
Removing shelter, not Calicivirus, most effective for long term rabbit control
Machinery was brought in to aid landholders in the fight against rabbits at the recently held Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) rabbit harbourage destruction demonstration in Lake Clifton.
‘Biocontrols can be very effective in declared pest management. But, if landholders want results from the calicivirus release to be long term there are important follow up activities that need to take place’, said PHBG Officer, Teele Hooper-Worrell,
Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group gets ready to launch on Pesky Pests
Signs on popular tourist walk educate on cotton bush control
The Serpentine National Park has benefitted from on-ground control activities and interpretive signage through the successful delivery of a project by the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG).
Harvey weed workshops
The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) held their popular Weed ID and Advice Workshops in Harvey earlier this year.
Feral pigs in the spotlight; national, state and local voices in the mix
In response to community reports of the declared weed bridal creeper the City of Mandurah partnered up with the Peel Harvey and Leschenault Biosecurity Group's to host a workshop on effective control methods.
The Shire of Harvey has responded to a community call for action by controlling arum lily in James Rodgers Reserve in Leschenault. The Reserve holds significance in the history of European settlement of the region.
A collaboration between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) led to five days of cotton bush removal in the Serpentine National Park.
Weed heads up - Summertime
During summer the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) is asking landholders to keep an eye out for cotton bush and apple of Sodom.
rabbit control Registrations double
The 2019 calicivirus release was the largest yet with the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) delivering the control agent to over 100 sites across five local government authorities.
The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) hosted their annual general meeting at the Coolup Community Hall on Wednesday the 27th of February, 2019.
The ability for land managers to respond to feral animal impacts got a boost recently as a series of workshops across WA demonstrated the use of the free FeralScan resource.
Hard work and persistence key to cotton bush win
A Meelon property once covered in cotton bush is now cleared and productive thanks to long term planning and hard work.
Heads up results in cotton bush control
“It was very frustrating trying to control cotton bush that was re-infesting my property from an established problem over a fence. I was so relieved when my friendly heads up led to a massive effort by the new landowner to control and remove the cotton bush on his property”