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EPL 4181: Application of Herbicides, Waterways, Moree Plains Shire







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Noxious weeds are declared weeds that affect the agricultural industry, have environmental impacts, and pose a threat to human and animal health.
A declared noxious weed is a weed that must be controlled by law.
How we deal with them is determined by the weed control class as defined by the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.


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How do you control Noxious Weeds?

For information on the approved techniques for controlling noxious weeds, go to NSW DPI's Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook


Complete Removal


Necessary for plants which regrow from bulbs, tubers or other plant parts eg runners. Remove all plant parts by hand pulling.

Stem Scraping

Stem scraping is used for plants and vines with aerial tubers. A sharp knife is used to scrape a very thin layer of bark from a 10 cm section of stem. Herbicide is then immediately applied to the exposed soft underlying green tissue.


This method is also called bark stripping or stem painting. Some woody weeds can have their bark surface peeled away and the exposed wood painted or sprayed with herbicide.

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Good Property hygiene can go a long way towards limiting the spread of weeds.


Keep in mind the following:

  • All machinery must be thoroughly cleaned to remove weed material before entering the property, and should only travel on established tracks.
  • Hold new stock in a small paddock to let weed seeds pass through their system or fall off their coats.
  • Giant Parramatta Grass and Coolatai Grass are mainly spread by vechile and stock.
  • Use equipment in the cleanest paddocks before treating weedy paddocks.
  • Have a wash down area and throughly clean equipment after use.
  • Only feed out introduced feeds (hay, silage, etc) within set areas. These areas should be arable in case they need to be resown because of weed seed contamination.
  • In dams and water features, use only native species as exotics may be invasive.
  • Regulary inspect for new occurences of weeds, epsecially around your farm enterance, holding yards, wash down areas, sheds, access tracks, creeks, dams and feed out areas.
  • Maintaining boundary fences in a stock proof condition to prevent straying stock from potenially bringing weed seeds or animal diseases onto your property.

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This pesticide use notification plan has been prepared in accordance with requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the regulation).

Pesticides (e.g Herbicides) are used by the Council to control noxious weeds and other undesirable vegetation on roadsides and other public lands under Council jurisdiction. Pesticides (e.g. insecticides, rodenticides) are used periodically to treat white ant and insect/vermin problems in our buildings and other structures.

Pesticide Use Notification Plan Policy
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