Noxious Weeds - Types of Noxious Weeds and Class Status
Five classes support objectives of the Noxious Weeds Act:
Class 1 weeds (State prohibited weeds):
not present or limited distribution in NSW;
plants eradicated and land kept free of plants;
this is a notifable plant;
· Examples are Parthenium weed and hymenachne.
Class 2 weeds (Regionally prohibited weeds):
not present or limited distribution in regions of NSW;
plants eradicated and land kept free of plants
this is a notifiable plant;
· Examples are Water hyacinth, Parkinsonia and Tropical Soda Apple
Class 3 weeds (Regionally controlled weeds):
not widely spread but likely to spread further;
fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed;
· Examples are Green Cestrum.
Class 4 weeds (Locally controlled weeds):
widely spread and likely to spread further;
growth must be managed to reduce the spread and reproduction ;
certain plants not sold, propagated or knowingly distributed;
· Examples are Harissia cactus, Golden Dodder, Mother-of- Millions and African Boxthorn.
Class 5 weeds (Restricted plants):
weeds likely to spread within or from NSW;
control as per requirements for a notifiable weed;
certain plants not sold, propagated or knowingly distribute
Examples are Willows.
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