Cabomba Weed Management Plan

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The Northern Territory Weed Management Branch is reviewing the statutory Weed Management Plan for Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) March 2015.

Cabomba is a fully submerged aquatic plant native to the Americas that was first recorded in Australia in 1967. However only 2 major infestations have been recorded in the Northern Territory. The first at Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston was successfully eradicated in 2003. The second infestation was found in an isolated section of Darwin River in 2004. Since this time the Northern Territory Government has been managing the eradication of this infestation. The control and treatment of cabomba has been successful to date and cabomba has not been found in the Northern Territory since January 2017.

The Cabomba Weed Management Plan was developed in recognition of cabomba being one of the 20 worst weed species in Australia and as such it is listed as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS). Infestations can rapidly form dense monocultures which displace native plant species, reduce water quality, and decrease dissolved oxygen levels and water flow. These impacts can subsequently affect aquatic and terrestrial fauna populations.

Please provide your feedback on the review of the: Weed Management Plan for Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) March 2015.

Contributions to this consultation are now closed for evaluation and review.

The Northern Territory Weed Management Branch is reviewing the statutory Weed Management Plan for Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) March 2015.

Cabomba is a fully submerged aquatic plant native to the Americas that was first recorded in Australia in 1967. However only 2 major infestations have been recorded in the Northern Territory. The first at Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston was successfully eradicated in 2003. The second infestation was found in an isolated section of Darwin River in 2004. Since this time the Northern Territory Government has been managing the eradication of this infestation. The control and treatment of cabomba has been successful to date and cabomba has not been found in the Northern Territory since January 2017.

The Cabomba Weed Management Plan was developed in recognition of cabomba being one of the 20 worst weed species in Australia and as such it is listed as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS). Infestations can rapidly form dense monocultures which displace native plant species, reduce water quality, and decrease dissolved oxygen levels and water flow. These impacts can subsequently affect aquatic and terrestrial fauna populations.

Please provide your feedback on the review of the: Weed Management Plan for Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) March 2015.

Contributions to this consultation are now closed for evaluation and review.

  • Please provide your feedback on the review of the: Weed Management Plan for Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) March 2015.

    Closing date for the online survey is 7 February 2020.

    Your valuable feedback in reviewing this weed management plan is appreciated.

    Consultation has concluded
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