12 October, 2023

Grain harvest weed alert

With grain harvest starting this month, people bringing harvesting machinery into NSW from Queensland are reminded they are required by law to ensure machinery crossing the border is free of the devastating parthenium weed and its seeds.

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NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) parthenium weed response coordinator, Nicola Dixon, said all harvesting machinery, equipment and vehicles which have been in Queensland must be properly cleaned and inspected before entering the state.

“Headers pose a high-risk. The person in charge of a header, including the comb and comb trailer, must submit a completed Record of Movement form to an authorised NSW DPI officer at or near the NSW and Queensland border,” Ms Dixon said.

It is illegal to bring grain harvesters and comb trailers from Queensland into NSW unless you have a Biosecurity Certificate issued by NSW DPI.

People in charge of harvesting equipment should contact NSW DPI inspection stations 24 hours prior to arrival at a border crossing site to minimise delays.

More information and contact details for crossing sites and offices are available on the NSW DPI website.


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