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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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3NORTHERN TERRITORY WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK 2012 Legislative Responsibilities The NT Weeds Management Act 2001 (The Act) applies to all owners, managers and occupiers of land, and all other land users in the NT. To view the complete Act and the Weeds Management Regulations please go to www.nt.gov.au/dcm/legislation Once a weed is declared in accordance with section 7 of the Act there is a requirement for all land holders, land managers and land users to comply with the declaration classifi cation. There are three classifi cation types in the NT, these being: Class A : To be eradicated. Class B : Growth and spread to be controlled. Class C : Introduction into the Territory is to be prevented. All Class A and Class B weeds are also considered Class C. For information on the classifi cation of individual species please refer to the Weed Control Options Tables or visit www.nt.gov.au/weeds Weed Prevention Both owners and occupiers of land are required to take all reasonable measures to prevent their land being infested with a declared weed. Spread Prevention All land users are required to prevent the spread of a declared or potential weed. This requirement applies on and off your own property. Advising of Outbreaks Where a declared weed is identifi ed on land where it has not previously been, or known to have been present, the person responsible for the land must notify the Weed Management Branch (WMB) of its presence within 14 days see contact details on the inside cover of this document. Weed Disposal It is illegal to transport declared weeds. You should dispose of any weed material on site. Burning will destroy vegetative plant material and also render most seeds unviable. As some hard coated seeds may survive, on-site deep burial may also be required. On site burial of seeds, and/or plant material, is an effective option if material is placed at a depth suffi cient to prevent emergence of vegetative shoots or seedlings. Compliance with a Weed Management Plan The owner and occupier of land on which a declared weed or potential weed is present must comply with any relevant weed management plan approved by the Minister in accordance with section 10 of the Act. At the time of printing Weed Management Plans were in force for Gamba Grass, Mimosa, Bellyache Bush, Cabomba, Prickly Acacia, Chinee Apple and Mesquite. Monitoring by Government Offi cials The Minister may appoint a Weed Management Offi cer or authorised person (Offi cer), who is empowered to investigate suspected breaches of the Act. Offi cers have a number of powers under the Act, including entering and searching properties, documenting fi ndings and, if necessary, ordering the owner or occupier of the land to control or eradicate declared or potential weeds. They are also able to order the owner or person in control of vehicle, boat or animal to remove or destroy any weed material. Can I be Fined? Penalties of between 77 and 770 penalty units ($10 241 and $102 410) for individuals and between 385 and 3850 penalty units ($51 205 and $512 050) for a body corporate apply for failure to comply with a Weed Management Plan*. * Penalty units are determined by the Penalty Units Act. As at 1 July 2010 the Penalty Units Regulations prescribed the monetary value of a penalty unit as $133.