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Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training - Mudgee

Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) are conducting a series of training events to help land managers remain compliant with NSW pesticide legislation when using the toxin 1080 and pindone to control pest animals on their properties.

The Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course is available to land holders wishing to place baits on their properties. The pesticides Act makes it compulsory for users of pesticides to be trained in its use.

The VPIT course is an alternative for those who have no requirement to complete the full AQF3 chemical handling qualification delivered by various training authorities.

The course covers in detail, the legislated requirements of pesticide users in NSW and the practical application of 1080 and pindone poisoned baits.

1080 poisoned baits are an efficient and effective means of controlling rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs. Pindone rabbit baits a usually used in areas where the restrictions placed on 1080 cannot be met.

Participants will gain a 5 year qualification that allows them to access and use prepared 1080 and pindone baits on their property or on behalf of another person.

The course fee is $50 and is payable on the day. Morning tea will be provided.

Courses will be held during July at the following venues:

  • 16 July 2015,  9:30am – 1pm at The Rylstone Club, 31 Cox St, Rylstone.
  • 17 July 2015, 9:30am - 1pm at Club Mudgee, 99 Mortimer St, Mudgee
  • 18 July 2015, 9:30am – 1pm at Club Mudgee, 99 Mortimer St Mudgee

Places are available by booking only. Please phone the Mudgee office of Local Land Services on 6378 1700.

For further information please phone Senior Biosecurity Officer Mal Leeson on 0428 721860.  

Media contact:  Kylie Krause 0439 608370 | kylie.krause@lls.nsw.gov.au