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Date Accessioned2015-03-24
Date Available2015-03-24
AbstractThe damage caused by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in Wet Tropics cane growing regions can be significant, with losses in cane proceeds exceeding $1M in certain years within the Herbert region. The management of the pest is difficult, due to the landscape in which the feral pigs are found, the varying success of hunting, baiting and trapping activities and the overall intelligence of the pest being managed. In the Herbert, community partners have invested in managing this pest through a coordinated regional approach through the Hinchinbrook Community Feral Pig Management Program (HCFPMP) and research by this project. The group utilizes a multiple approach to manage feral pigs within the landscape through the use of GIS, genetic mapping and targeted on-ground activities (like shooting, dogging, baiting and trapping). This report on the approaches adopted by the group and the research findings to date undertaken by the community partnerships group funded by the SRA funded research project.
Part of SeriesInternal report; 2014 GGP066
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SubjectFeral pig hunting
SubjectFeral pig trapping
SubjectGenetic mapping -- Feral pigs
SubjectHinchinbrook Community Feral Pig Management Program (HCFPMP)
TitleIntegrated feral pig management for the Herbert cane area

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  • Pest, disease and weed management [179]
    Research outcomes: A comprehensive RD&E program that addresses existing and emerging pests, diseases and weeds, allowing sugarcane growers to manage their crops efficiently with minimal environmental impacts. An enhanced industry capacity to deal with incursions of exotic pests, diseases and weeds.

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