Biological Control of Weeds

Biological Control 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 are approved by ...

PPE

PPE 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 severely damaged and ...

Non Chemical Sprays

Non Chemical Sprays 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 efficacy. An ...

Protection of Crops

Protection of crops Protection of crop, native and other non-target plants With all herbicides it is vital to avoid contact with foliage, green stems or fruit of crops, desirable plants and trees since severe injury or destruction may result. Do not apply under weather conditions or from spraying equipment that may cause spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants/crops, cropping ...