Two short training courses at Peak Hill in March will allow landholders to use 1080 and Pindone baits on their properties to assist with the control of pest animals.
Run by the Central West Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) the courses will give landholders a clear understanding of 1080 and Pindone use and their legal obligations.
According to Central West LHPA Ranger Scott Sullivan, who is delivering the three-hour course, pest animals such as foxes, rabbits and feral pigs are becoming an increasing problem for many landholders, and baiting is an efficient control method.
“People wishing to use 1080 and Pindone to control pests must be accredited to do so and they can become certified by attending one of our courses,” he said.
The course provides information on baiting techniques, toxicity, storage, transport, legislation and Workplace Health and Safety.
Those completing the course will be issued a certification card and will remain accredited to use 1080 and Pindone for five years.
1080 is the common name for Sodium monofluoroacetate which is used to control vertebrate pests in Australia.
Monofluoracetate occurs naturally in more than 30 Australian plants therefore many Australian native animals have a higher tolerance of 1080 than pest species.
The accreditation courses at Peak Hill will be held on March 1 and March 8.
The cost of each course is $44 and bookings are essential.
To book, please phone the Molong office of the LHPA on 6366 8505.
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