Physical Control of Weeds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Physical Control” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Physical control The removal of weeds by hoeing, mowing, mulching, tilling, burning, grazing or by hand is a good method for selective removal of weeds without disturbing the surrounding desirable vegetation. However, it is very labour intensive and is often only used in small areas, such as gardens or in larger areas during bush regeneration. …

Biological Control of Weeds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Biological Control” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Biological control Biological control is achieved by introducing some of the biological agents which control their distribution and density in their native habitats elsewhere in the world. Before exotic agents can be released into Australia they are extensively tested to make sure they are host specific i.e. only attack the weed species. Once these agents …

PPE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”PPE” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] PPE Always wear protective clothing ie long pants and sleeves, boots, gloves, mask and eye protection – especially when handling toxic weeds or using chemicals. Wash dirty clothes separately to avoid contamination. Cleaning up after using sprays The importance of cleaning and decontaminating spray equipment after herbicide applications cannot be over-stated. Crops and pastures have been …

Non Chemical Sprays

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Non Chemical Sprays” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Non Chemical sprays: Organic producers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides in their production system. However, herbicides derived from natural sources may be allowable. Interceptor is a non-selective, contact herbicide derived from an extract of pine oil. Since the herbicide kills by contact, uniform spray deposition on the target plant is required for maximum …