grass roots community organisation that aims to improve natural condition of the derwent catchment

African boxthorn

Disclaimer

The following page is a brief summary of information available on the DPIPWE website regarding African Boxthorn control. For more information view here

Non-chemical control

  • Hand-pull or dig up small bushes, and use machinery to remove larger bushes
  • Re-visit the site for follow-up removal of any regrowth
  • Cultivate the site and re-sow to pasture or crop to help prevent African Boxthorn
    from re-establishing.

Chemical control

Use herbicides in accordance with label. Refer to APVMA permit PER13160 where herbicide is to be used in non-cropping and bushland areas

Application method :

1. Foliar spray

  • Stage of growth - actively growing to mature
  •  Location (a) Pasture and non-cropping
  • Suggested herbicide - Weedmaster Duo,  Roundup Biactive®
  •  Location (b) Non-clover pasture
  • Suggested herbicide - Garlon 600®

2. Drill Axe/drill and fill

  • Stage of growth - Actively growing to mature
  • Location - Non cropping and bushland
  • Suggested herbicide- Weedmaster Duo, Roundup Biactive®

3. Cut Stump/cut and paste

  • Stage of growth - Actively growing to mature
  • Location - Non cropping and bushland
  • Suggested herbicide - Weedmaster Duo, Roundup Biactive®