White-edged nightshade (RPMP 2018)

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White-edged nightshade (RPMP 2018)

White-edged nightshade on hillside.
White-edged nightshade on hillside.

White-edged nightshade is subject to a Sustained Control programme as part of the Regional Pest Management Plan 2018 (RPMP). It has a relatively limited distribution with higher densities confined to a contiguous area of regenerating scrubland in Beatrix Bay. The long term goal is to ensure the infestations are maintained at low levels surrounding the containment area.

Land occupiers with white-edged nightshade on their property are required to destroy all plants before they produce seed each year. An exception of areas that fall within a Containment Area, where all plants within 50m of the Containment Area boundary must be destroyed before they produce seed.

Council can work with occupiers to develop and agree on a Management Plan for their property. This can also include assistance by way of Council undertaking the management of the plant if it will provide the best long term result.

Close up of White-edged Nightshade flower head.
Close up of White-edged Nightshade leaves.

Other links

Go to the RPMP 2018 page

Go to the Smart Map showing RPMP Control Zones and Containment Areas

Go to the Smart Map showing occupier obligations

Go to the Smart Map of recorded white-edged nightshade distribution

Go to the Weedbusters website for further information, control tips and images

See how this programme is tracking