Storm events in inland Queensland have triggered Pimelea outbreaks across a number of regions and properties. To incease awareness of toxicity risks and help producers manage cattle a series of updates a series of updates for producers on the Pimelea group of plants that are poisonous to grazing animals have been organised. 

  • Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 – Roma Cattle Yards  (after the weekly cattle sales)
  • Wed 31 Oct 2018 – Begonia
  • Thurs 1 Nov 2018 – St George
Associate Professor Mary Fletcher 

Short updates will be provided by the following speakers over a three-hour workshop: 

  • Project R&D updates from Associate Professor Mary Fletcher at QAAFI at the University of Queensland
  • R&D updates from Diane Ouwerkerk, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland and the rumen team
  • Shared learnings from producer experiences on managing Pimelea.
  • Proposed R&D on Pimelea impact, abundance & ecology


Contact: Marie Vitelli | General Policy Officer AgForce Queensland P: 07 3236 3100 | E:
Associate Professor Mary Fletcher | The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) | P: +61 7 344 32479 | E:

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