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Three Valleys Landcare

Three Valleys Landcare is a group of people who have an interest in caring for the land in the Putty, Howes and Garland Valley areas. The group engages in practices ranging from re-vegetation and erosion control to weed management and improving agricultural productivity through sustainable land management.

We can assist property owners and producers with information on ways to better care for, and get the most productivity from their land and offer advice with weed identification and control methods.

Please feel free to browse through our links below for information on ways you can improve you land, your farm and your profitability through sustainable practices. 

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Land Management Links

Follow these useful links for information on land management practices

Vertebrate Pests  

Conservation Farming  

Farm Management  

Livestock Information  

Stocking Rate Calculator  

Managing Wetlands   

Weed Control

Solutions to weed problems encountered in the three valleys area – 

Please select either Noxious or other weeds to find fact sheets containing information on control and eradication.

If there is a weed that we haven’t covered in the fact sheets that is present in the valleys, please let us know so we can identify it and post a fact sheet for all to see.

Noxious Weeds

Below is list of noxious weeds that can commonly be found in the Three Valleys Areas.
Follow the links to the fact sheets (DPI website). If there’s a noxious weed that we have missed or you would like included please let us know and we will find a fact sheet to post. The DPI website contains information fact sheets on all declared noxious weeds.

African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)  

Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg. species)  

Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis)  

Giant Parramatta grass (Sporobolus fertilus)

Giant Parramatta Grass (GPG) – NSW Government Primary Industries Beef Newsletter June 2011

Giant rat’s tail grass (Sporobolus pyramidalis and S. natalensis)  

Lantana (Lantana camara)  

Privet – broad-leaf, small-leaf and European (Ligustrum species)

Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma)

Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora)  

Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Noogoora burr (Xanthium species)

Other Weeds

Follow the links to find information about weeds commonly found in the three valleys areas.

Whisky grass (Andropogon virginicus)

Bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum) 

Rock/Mulga fern

Blady grass (Imperata cylindrica)

Blady grass fact sheet link

Useful Links

Three Valleys Landcare Facebook

Landcare Australia

Hunter Local Land Services

Department Primary Industries NSW  
The DPI website has excellent information on all things agricultural and more.

Environment NSW
NSW government website for National parks, Environment, Sustainability & Climate change ect.

Meat & Livestock Australia  
Information about livestock and pasture management

Wollemi Pine Australia