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Central Australian Fire Season Commencement

Bushfires NT today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2018 Central Australian Fire Danger Period, marking the start of the fire season.

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Declared weed parthenium detected in the Katherine Region

The declared weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous) was recently detected in the Katherine region.

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Prosecution Proceedings Commenced Over Oil Spill in Darwin Harbour

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have commenced legal proceedings against the master and owners of a ship responsible for a large oil spill in Darwin Harbour on 19 August 2016.

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Feral Cat Exclosures Boost Reptile Populations

A collaborative research project between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Parks Australia has found that feral cat exclosures have a positive impact on local reptile populations.

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Oolloo Aquifer Groundwater Test Results

A study by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aquatic health unit has found low concentrations of pesticides and nitrate (a plant nutrient) in Oolloo aquifer groundwater in the Douglas Daly and Katherine areas.

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The Northern Territory has a New Water Control District

The Daly Roper Water Control District has been extended to include the Beetaloo Sub-basin and is now called the Daly Roper Beetaloo Water Control District.

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Prickly Acacia Cost Benefit Analysis

The first ever cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) eradication has revealed that prompt treatment of small infestations delivers the best return on investment.

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Stall Holders Caught Selling Chinee Apple at Markets

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued local stall holders with a formal warning after they were caught selling the fruit of a banned weed at Rapid Creek markets.

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Protect Your Patch on Territory Day

Rural landholders are being urged to stay safe and protect their patch this Territory Day.

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Regional Bushfire Management Plans Released

Bushfires NT today released bushfire management plans for the Arnhem region and Vernon Arafura region.