Hawkweed detection dogs

Detection dogs are being trained to find noxious weeds such as the orange hawkweed.

Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) noxious weed

The orange hawkweed has the potential to severely effect Australia’s agriculture industry.

It is currently found only in Kosciuszko National Park, where teams of volunteers work tirelessly to eradicate the weed.

Detection dogs like Sally provide the extra help to find the small plants and lead the volunteers to outbreaks.