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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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42 NORTHERN TERRITORY WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK 2012 Appendix A Preventing Weed Seed Spread Vehicle Hygiene Vehicles, including quad bikes, boats and farm machinery can easily spread weed seed if a high level of vigilance is not maintained. Ideally a strict inspection regime should be implemented before and after all travel, especially when travelling to areas known to be infested with weeds. It should also be noted that many plants have developed special adaptations to facilitate their spread. Many have hooks or burrs which catch readily in clothing, footwear or in animal hair, so people and animals should be checked prior to moving into clean areas. The checklist below can be used as guide to establish a checking program for your property. Before Travel Before travelling check clothing and shoes are free of mud and seeds. Inside the Vehicle Check the foot wells and mats to make sure that no weed seed has fallen off your shoes. Engine Check radiator and grill. Around the Vehicle Check along wheel trims, mud fl aps, tyres and tray of the vehicle for mud and weed seed. Quad Bikes/Machinery Check around the wheels and where mud or weed seed may be caught. Underneath the Vehicle Check the undercarriage and guards to ensure that there is no mud or weed seed. Washing Down Procedures Establish a designated location to wash down your vehicle. Monitor plants growing in this area. Control all weed growth immediately. Rubber bush seeds are easily transported. Burrs stuck to sock. Mimosa seed pods. Bellyache bush fruit ready to burst. Rats tail grass seeds.

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