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

Karamu

Disclaimer

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

Non-chemical control

Physical removal

  • Seedlings and smaller bushes can be hand-pulled or dug out. The entire root system should be removed, as plants may re-grow from root-stock left in the ground.
  • The tops are likely to break off when pulling, so if roots remain in the soil they should be dug out.
  • Removed material bearing fruit should be destroyed (burning or bagging) and not dumped.

Burning

  • Burning will kill the top growth, but even quite small plants can re-grow from the rootstock.

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. Spot spraying

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

2. Cut/paint, drill/fill

  • Stage of growth - Actively growing
  • Location - Non-cropping and bushland
  • Suggested herbicide - Roundup® Biactive™, Weedmaster Duo®, Triclopyr 600®, Garlon 600®