Two Asparagus weeds, Bridal Creeper and Bridal Veil, currently pose serious threats to biodiversity on Kangaroo Island. Monitoring and control activities have been undertaken to combat these threatening weeds on Kangaroo Island since 1991. The populations have been mapped, the distribution and densities of the plants surveyed and methods for control researched.
Management strategies have also been written for both species which outline methods to:
- Prevent further extension of areas infested with Asparagus Weeds;
- Selectively control the weeds where it impacts on
threatened species; and
- Educate and involve the community in wider Asparagus Weed management.
The management strategies are available under Publications & Resources.
Community volunteers have been instrumental in the development of Sporewater, a very successful and efficient distribution technique for Bridal Creeper rust, which is showing significant signs of success in controlling large Bridal Creeper populations on the Island.
APC Officer or Senior Sustainable Landscape Officer 08 8553 4444