Chemical Control of Weeds

Control and Management The following options are available to control weeds: chemical, biological, physical or integrated weed management. Chemical control: Chemicals such as herbicides work by being absorbed by the plant thus destroying it. In some situations herbicides offer the only practical, cost-effective and selective method of managing certain weeds and by reducing the need for cultivation, they can prevent ...

Prevention of Weeds

Prevention Prevention is the most effective method of dealing with weeds. Once a weed has entered an area and become established, eradication is far more expensive and it is likely that greater resources will be required to control its further spread and reduce its impact. In the home garden choosing plants that are unlikely to become weeds in your area ...

Identification of Weeds

Identification Seventy-seven plants have been officially declared as weeds under the Tasmanian Weed Management Act 1999. Many weeds have similar appearances and it is important that the correct species are recognised as weeds. Tasmania's list of weed species can be downloaded from the DPIPWE website ) and the Australian Government has a comprehensive list found here:  http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/weeds/identification/index.html Other information can ...

Responsibility in Weed Control

Responsibility There are statutory obligations to clear declared weeds from your property and all States and Territories have their own weed lists, which are available from local Departments of Primary Industry. In Tasmania each declared weed has a statutory weed management plan that details the regulatory framework for the control and eradication of that weed under the Tasmanian Weed Management ...