Weed threat averted, lookout for parthenium

Updated May 1 2020 - 2:02am, first published April 25 2020 - 8:00am
Parthenium weed plants have been found near Walgett and Forbes. In the past, the weed has been found in the Riverina and Murray districts. Landholders and the public are urged to be on the lookout for parthenium weed, along roadsides and in paddocks. Photo: Bernadette York

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Priority Weeds coordinator, Philip Blackmore, said the vigilance of local council biosecurity officers has detected outbreaks of parthenium weed, Parthenium hysterophorus, near Forbes and Walgett.