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Northern Territory weed management handbook



Northern Territory weed management handbook

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Weed management handbook


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This manual has been developed to provide detailed information about weed control in the Northern Territory.


Date:2012; Includes: Weeds in the N.T. -- Legislative responsibilities -- Strategic & planned approaches to weed management -- Prevention -- Weed control methods -- Integrated weed control -- Using herbicides correctly -- Herbicide toxicity -- Modes of action -- Herbicide resistance -- Herbicide control techniques -- Using adjuvants, surfactants & oils with herbicides -- Factors affecting adjuvant use -- Records of use -- Disposal of excess chemicals & used chemical containers -- Chemical handling training -- Weed control option tables -- Publications -- Websites.




Weeds -- Control; Weeds -- Northern Territory -- Identification

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Northern Territory Government

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53 p., : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.

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Weed Control Option Tables 19NORTHERN TERRITORY WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK 2012 Cabomba Cabomba spp. (Class A/C) * Report this plant to the Weed Management Branch immediately if found The Territory Government currently manages the only known cabomba infestation which is limited to a small, isolated section of the Darwin River. A quarantine order remains in place for this area. For further details go to www.nt.gov/cabomba OPTIMUM TREATMENT TIMES darker colour indicates preferred treatment times Burrs Bathurst burr Xanthium spinosum (Class B/C) and Noogoora burr Xanthium occidentale (Class B/C) Chemical and concentration Rate Weed growth stage, method and comments 2, 4-D amine 625 g/L Various trade names 180 mL / 100 L Seedling or adult (individuals or infestation): Foliar spray apply when actively growing Fluroxypyr 333 g/L Various trade names 45 mL / 100 L or 450 mL / ha (boom) Seedling (individuals or infestation): Foliar spray apply when actively growing Glyphosate 360 g/L Various trade names and formulations 15 mL / 1L Seedling or adult (individuals or infestation): Foliar spray apply when actively growing MCPA 340 g/L + Dicamba 80 g/L Various trade names 190 - 270 mL / 100 L or 2.8-4 L / ha (boom) Seedling or adult (individuals or infestation): Foliar spray use higher rates on larger plants Non-chemical applications: Mow, slash, grub and burn plants to prevent burr formation. Biocontrol options are available. JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Noogoora burr Bathurst burr

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