Recognise Losses to Wallabies
Photos of how to know when there is a problem; and when you need to make a effective plan.
See the gains from a successful fence.
The difference where wallabies are excluded
Graduated losses. If there is no grass or crop near the bush, but plenty in the middle of the paddock, it is wallabies.
If a crop won’t grow near the bush edge, think wallabies and brushtail possums.
Cover some pasture with mesh and see what could be grown when wallabies are excluded.
A farmer testing for losses placed this cage 75 metres from the bush edge.
In higher rainfall areas research shows 67% pasture loss in red and orange damage zones (out to 100 metres) and 34% in yellow zone from 100 to 300 metres. That is; an average of 45% loss from the bush edge to 300 metres where controls are ineffective (Grey zone is bush/refuge and other colours are damage zones).
Image from BITE - DPIPWE computer program that uses data from Alternatives to 1080 pasture losses research to analyse pasture and financial losses caused by wallabies and brushtail possums.
Rufous Wallaby/Tasmanian Pademelon