Cane Toads – Millen Farm Joins The Battle
Cane toads. Millen Farm looks beyond the soil and planting. Millen Farm recognises that a healthy eco-system supports healthy harvests and is obviously highly desirable.
Cane toads are imported pests that upset the Queensland environment to a very serious degree, posing a real danger to all manner of local hunting creatures owing to the poison they secret.
Do you have cane toads on your property?
Do you scurry around at twilight with your torch, a plastic bag and then open up your freezer!
If so, this may be of interest to you: Millen Farm announces that it is now an Affiliate member of the Cane Toad Challenge, led by Professor Rob Capon, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, IMB group leader and director of the Cane Toad Challenge. https://imb.uq.edu.au/canetoadchallenge
In his email to us, confirming the Millen Farm affiliate membership, Rob indicated that the CTC (Cane Toad Challenge) plans to be rolling out toad tadpoles trapping technology (especially baits) to all affiliates later this year.
We are planning to invite Professor Capon to come and visit to share his immense enthusiasm and knowledge of how this fascinating trapping techniques works – we will let you know of further developments.
If you would like more background I encourage you to visit their webpage ( canetoadchallenge.org.au ) or watch the ABC Landline program on toad traps (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-26/toad-traps:-a-new-weapon-in-the-war-against-cane/8651990)