New Korean Calicivirus strain release

Plans are afoot to release a new overseas strain of rabbit Calicivirus locally, with an information session in Woodside this month provide detailed information to local landholders.

The new Korean strain of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, known as RHDV1 K5, aims to boost the effectiveness of the current RHDV1 strain released in 1996.

Four information sessions will be hosted by the South Gippsland Community Weeds Taskforce and local Landcare groups and networks in Woodside, Kilcunda, Koonwarra and Warragul.

Read more in Friday’s Gippsland Times.