Rabbit-Free Australia advocates integrated pest control – working across boundaries, targeting feral predators as well as rabbits, and combining biological and physical control methods.
Landholders in Loxton North and Bookpurnong in the South Australian Riverland are providing a great example of such a program.
Working with the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, they are banding together in a coordinated program including the release of RHDV-K5, 1080 and pindone baiting, fumigation, warren destruction and the removal of harbour. Fox control is also underway through an associated baiting program.
The program has involved areas of bushland as well as vineyards where rabbits had been gnawing holes in drip-lines and chewing off young vine shoots.
For more information see the Stock Journal article.