Weeds are a serious problem throughout Australia. Many procedures and methods are available to manage the effects of weeds. Here is a selection of preferred control methods:

  • Weed prevention:  prevent the introduction of weeds
  • Early detection, identification and eradication:  correct identification and effective control procedures
  • Biological control: Releasing the weed's native natural enemy such as insects, grazing animals or possibly a disease
  • Cultural control: changing farming practices or re vegetation/ replacement of the native plant community
  • Physical control: Removal of weeds by slashing/mowing, mulching, tilling, burning, grazing or by hand
  • Chemical control: Use of chemicals, such as herbicides
  • Integrated weed management: Use of some or all of the above control measures
  • Ongoing maintenance: introduce a monitoring program