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PostSubject: Hate when we get bad publicity !!   Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:33 am

A pest plant for sure, but this sort of story makes everyone wary of Cacti in general.. "Killing small animals"

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/cactus-invasion-takes-over-goldfields-bushland-20150126-12wvif.html

Not good for our hobby... and we must all be responsible with what we grow and how we dispose of plants or offcuts.
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when we get bad publicity !!   Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:04 am

Not very good. The reality is this is a problem that has been left over from the old days. It would be a shame to see negative consequences for the modern day collector because of mistakes made in the past.

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PostSubject: Re: Hate when we get bad publicity !!   Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:23 pm

yeah that's nasty stuff and shouldn't be in the wild. I do wonder what they mean by "They're (Australian scientists) looking at using the cochineal, a bug, to control the coral cactus but they are still working on whether they can release that,". doesn't cochineal bug = mealy bug? God knows that nasty pest is already in the wild and a menace to all plants. hope their control goes better than that calici rabbit virus they lost control of. Can you imaging what a super-mealy bug would do...
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PostSubject: Re: Hate when we get bad publicity !!   Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Yeah this kind of article really doesn't help us in any way and in reality this is far from a big issue. There are many other weeds and more importantly pests that are damaging our produce and livestock.

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PostSubject: Re: Hate when we get bad publicity !!   Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:39 pm

Soon we'll be hearing calls to have cacti banned (again).

It's easy to demonize non-native plants and animals but the reality is even native species can become problematic and need management. A case in point is the 'noisy miner' - a native bird whose numbers are now such that it's got scientists seriously worried. It may well become the first native species to be declared a threat to Australian biodiversity.
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