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

Elisha’s tears

Disclaimer

The following page is a brief summary of information available on the DPIPWE website regarding Elisha's Tears control. For more information view here

Non-chemical control

Physical removal

  • Seedlings or small plants can be hand-pulled or dug out, taking care to remove any crown that has developed, as well as any layered stems.
  • The material should be disposed of by burning where safe to do so, or by piling plants where they cannot layer.
  • Care should also be taken to remove fruit to prevent accidental seed dispersal during disposal.
  • Large plants can have extensive root systems, and digging out or mechanical removal may lead to soil erosion. Alternative control options should be considered for larger plants.

Revegetation

  • Elisha's Tears is not killed by shading from other plants, so the establishment of competition is not an effective means of control.
  • Where Elisha's Tears has been removed, re-establishing native vegetation can inhibit the germination of Elisha's Tears seed.
  • Re-establishing native vegetation can also be useful in stabilising stream-banks after weed removal.

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
  • Location - Pasture and non-cropping
  • Suggested herbicide - Roundup®Biactive™, Weedmaster Duo®

2. Cut/paint, drill/frill

  • Stage of growth - actively growing
  • Location - Pasture and non-cropping
  • Suggested herbicide - Roundup®Biactive™, Weedmaster Duo®