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Skirting Vines

Weed Control Techniques – Skirting vines

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Digging out tubers

Weed control techniques – Digging out tubers

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Foliar spraying

Weed control techniques – foliar spraying

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1. Introduction

Weed control techniques – Intro

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Ochna Serrulata

‘Ochna serrulata’ is sometimes grown in Australian gardens as an ornamental shrub. Attracted by the copious bright red seeds, birds spread it into public spaces and bushland. It is very difficult to eradicate. In this film Marita Macrae shows how … Continue reading

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White Passion Vine

Native to Brazil, this vine is a pest in Australia. Alan Hill describes the plant and shows how to eradicate it – location is North Smoky Beach in Hat Head National Park.

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Bitou bush part 5 – “Caring for Country”

Bitou bush infests 900km of NSW coast. Following upon primary eradication the seed bank must be removed. Volunteers are essential. Shows how to identify native plants sometimes confused with Bitou.

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Bitou bush part 3 – “Restoration & Recovery”

Gap Beach is a subtropical paradise. Control of Bitou Bush has enabled recovery of native vegetation on beach and in littoral rainforest. The Magic Palm Tree. Large goanna, kangaroos, surfing.

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Bitou bush part 2 – “Splatter Gun”

Bitou bush infests 900km of NSW coast. Demonstrates the splatter gun which accurately delivers a measured dose of herbicide up to 10 meters. Weeding ‘productivity’ increased tenfold.Hand weeding remains important.

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Bitou bush part 1 – “A Big Problem”

Bitou bush infests 900km of NSW coast. Part 1 of a series outlining the problem, shows how to successfully defeat it. Bushcare volunteers essential.

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