Weeds take centre stage at Tarana farmers market

Tarana’s farmers markets will be playing a role in the eradication of weeds. 

Upper Macquarie County Council will be making a special presentation to the patrons of the market, as the local control authority for noxious weeds in the Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon councils.

“Weeds are a major threat to our unique natural environment, threatening the survival of hundreds of native plants and animals,” Cr Geoff Braddon, chairman of Upper Macquarie County Council said.

“Weeds also impact on the price of food, human health through allergies and asthma, recreational activities and the economy.”

Cr Braddon said serrated tussock and blackberry were the two main problem weeds in the region but there were also many others and the staff wound be on hand at the farmers’ market day to provide advice to the landholders.

“It is also wonderful that we have been able to get the use of the Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee weeds trailer for the day, which is a great resource for us to promote our cause,” he said. 

The stand will operate at the Tarana Community Farmers’ Market on Sunday, June 25 from 10am to 2pm at the Tarana Fire Shed. 

More information on noxious weeds and their control can be found on at umcc.nsw.gov.au.