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Learn how to manage weeds at free networking day in Beveridge

If you need some advice in managing weeds on your property, then the free Weed Control Networking Day in Beveridge could be for you.

Mitchell Shire Council has teamed with Hume City Council and the City of Whittlesea to run the event, which is set to help landowners learn useful tips about dealing with weeds.

It will also give landowners a chance to share their knowledge with others, as well as network with representatives from key industry organisations.

The day will include guest speakers discussing landowner incentives, while regional community groups will showcase their local weed management projects such as management of Gorse, Blackberry and Serrated Tussock, and weed management on waterways.

There will also be a presentation on the relationships between pest animals and weeds, integrated weed management and a vehicle hygiene demonstration.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the day would be a great opportunity for landowners to learn more about what they could do to treat weeds on their properties.

“Weeds are invasive, they can harbour vermin, reduce water quality and impact on native species of plants and grasses,” Cr Sanderson said.

“They can invade natural bushland and grassland, reduce biodiversity values, and reduce grazing productivity in farming areas.

“This event will be a great chance for landowners to network with some industry experts and hopefully walk away with some invaluable tips on how they can limit the impact of weeds on their properties.”

The Weed Control Networking Day is on Saturday 25 November from 10am-3pm at Beveridge Recreation Reserve, Lithgow Street.

There will be a free barbecue provided by a local producer.

To RSVP, please visit www.weedday.eventbrite.com.au.

For more information, please call (03) 9217 2042 or email sustainability.planning@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.