Integrated Weed Management and Future Planning

Integrated Weed Management and Future Planning

Integrated weed management

Integrated weed management uses a range of the above control measures.

Future planning and ongoing maintenance

Follow up is essential until the weed’s seed bank is exhausted (an average of 7 years). For some species, such as gorse, this may even be in excess of 25 years.

NRM recommends planning your weed removal as gradual removal ensures native habitat is not lost, new bare areas are not created for more weeds to colonise and erosion is not caused. Remove isolated weeds in areas of good bush and agricultural land first, rather than tackling a dense infestation. Gradual removal allows native species to adapt to the changes, rather than being forced to move. To minimise disturbance plan weed removal and revegetation simultaneously, replanting with desired species such as natives from local genetic stock.