Weed control at Faure Island

Weed control at Faure Island

One of the legacies of the pastoral era on Faure Island was the introduction of a suite of weeds. 

The most significant weed on Faure Island is Buffel Grass, which is found across 35% of the island.  Other priority weeds include Lupins and Boxthorn.  Control measures involve an annual herbicide spraying program which has resulted in a substantial reduction in the extent of Lupin and Boxthorn.