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Sweet Briar

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

Non-chemical control

Physical removal

  • Dozer blades or chains are effective methods for removing Sweet Briar. Remove as much as possible of the root system to avoid re-growth from root pieces remaining in the soil.

Cultivation

  • Deep ploughing will remove Sweet Briar, while establishing a well managed, vigorous pasture helps prevent the re-establishment of the weed. Repeated cultivation will control seedlings and small re-growth.

Grazing

  • Sweet Briar will not usually establish in well managed and grazed pasture. The seedlings are delicate and heavy grazing with sheep will usually control the weed.
  • Goats will eat practically the whole of the bush and if present in sufficient numbers can eliminate entire infestations.

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

2. Drill Axe/dril and fill, Cut Stump/cut and paste or Basal Bark

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