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Weed Control for Small Landholders

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 July 2018
Weed Control for Small Landholders

It's essential for weeds to be managed and minimised through effective control measures, not only for your own property, but to stop the spread of invasive and unwanted plants in the wider area.

Each district in Australia has a list of declared species, which pose a threat to the local environment, and must be treated by landholders. Your local council, NRM / CMA board or state government department for agriculture is a great resource for finding out which weeds need to be controlled, and they may offer advice on control methods.

It's important to be able to easily identify weeds so you can implement a management plan. Again, your local authorities should be able to suggest a strategy for controlling specific weeds. Control weeds as soon as you see them emerging - the quicker you get to them, the more successful you'll be in managing them.  Leaving weeds, even for a couple of days, can result in more money and time spent to get them under wraps.

The key to managing weeds:

  • Know the common weeds in your area and how to identify them

  • Develop a management plan of attack to control them

  • Have the applicable chemicals and equipment on hand to spray weeds

  • Keep up with spray technology - it develops all the time and the newer gear is more efficient in fighting invasive species.

Some methods include spot spraying to manage weeds. With smaller properties it can be hard as you don't need the bigger machinery to do it, though sometimes you need something a bit bigger and more time manageable than hand spraying. A way to see to this is to get a sprayer that will suit your needs and property size. Some of our smaller spray units include the 25 Ltr Silvan Selecta range, which are versatile and far more manageable.


Silvan Selecta 25L Rechargeable Redline Trolley SprayerCapeweed (Arctotheca calendula)


Some great resources for information on weed management:


SPOTPAK Sprayer Trailer Kit 12V 100Lt


Matabi IK9 Sprayer - 6 Lt


Silvan Selecta Measuring Jug 1 Lt


Silvan Selecta Jet Trigger Spraygun Short



Can we help?

We have a great range of Weed Spraying from backpacks to larger professional units suitable for ute-mount or tow with a quad bike.  We also carry a great range of spray guns, nozzles and safety accessories for all your spraying needs.

If you're unsure about which is the right unit for you - give us a call on 1300 327 626.

Author:Amanda Walker
Tags:The FARM Co12Volt SprayersIntegrated Pest ManagementSilvan SelectaSpraying EquipmentSpraying NozzlesSpray Tips

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