Know your enemy – without successful weed ID, you can’t be sure you’re using the right technique, or even targeting the right plant. Councils Biosecurity Officers are available to assist you with weed identification on your property.
• If you only control a site once, you’re probably wasting your time – weed control is a long-term project
• Weeds don’t respect boundaries – some populations will need cooperative approaches to control together with other land managers. Contact Councils Biosecurity Officers to help you coordinate a community weed control program.
• Weeds love bare ground – avoid overgrazing, minimise soil and vegetation disturbance when working to minimise the number of weeds you'll have to control and replant where necessary.
• Always follow the label - read and follow the instructions on the labels of all herbicides you use – they’re not just there for decoration.
• Think about off-target damage - will your work affect local waterways, native plants or animals, neighbouring lands or create a public safety issue?
• Keep up your good weed hygiene practices – a few minutes spent cleaning vehicles and equipment can save days of work in years to come. Ensure visitors respect and adhere to your biosecurity practices.
• Know where to get the right information to control target weeds. Council’s Biosecurity Officers are available to help with current weed control recommendations. Refer to the NSW WeedWise website or download the free app.
• If you’re not sure what it is, take a photo and/or bring a sample back for identification, as well as details of where you found it. Council’s Biosecurity Officers can assist you with plant identification.
Call Council today and together we can start planning for effective weed control next season 1300 345 345.