It has been nationally agreed that branched broomrape canít be eradicated. Instead, a program of transition to management of this parasitic weed began on 1 July 2012 and will run for two years.
The aim of this transition program is to contain branched broomrape while industries, businesses or individuals prepare and adopt risk management measures with a goal of long term management.
During this transition, Biosecurity SA will maintain restrictions on the movement of high risk products and machinery; however lower risk products will be able to move freely.
As part of the new program, restrictions will apply only to high risk commodities on the currently known infested properties. These properties will remain in quarantine under a Ministerial notice issued under the South Australian Plant Health Act 2009.
Other properties that are currently under quarantine, but are not infested or where broomrape has not been detected through surveys over the last 12 years, will be released from quarantine from 1 July 2012.
Surveillance of infested properties will be carried out to support affected landholders with accreditation of products to provide market confidence during the transition.
Cropped areas with broomrape within quarantine area will be surveyed in 2012/13 and itís proposed to conduct a further survey in three yearsí time, to define the distribution of branched broomrape at the end of the transition program.
View the National Transition to Management Plan (pdf 1.4 MB
) for Branched Broomrape.