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McKenzie, J., Brazier, D. A., Owen, A., Vitelli, J. S. and Mayer, R. J. (2010) Stem injection: a control technique often overlooked for exotic woody weeds. In: 17th Australasian Weeds Conference 'New Frontiers in New Zealand'. 26th - 30th September 2010. Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS) and New Zealand Plant Protection Society.



In the rangelands of northern Australia, basal bark, cut stump, hand applied residual herbicides and foliar spraying have traditionally been the main herbicide techniques for control of individual exotic woody weeds growing within scattered to medium density infestations. In this paper we report on the preliminary results of stem injection as an alternate technique for the control of yellow oleander ( Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold), a woody weed that is difficult to kill. A randomised complete block experiment comprising 12 herbicide treatments (including a control) and three replicates was undertaken. Two rates of triclopyr + picloram, hexazinone, glyphosate, 2,4- D + picloram and metsufuron methyl and one rate of imazapyr were tested. At 15 months after application, triclopyr + picloram, glyphosate, 2,4-D + picloram and imazapyr all recorded high mortality (>90%) for at least one application rate. These results suggest that stem injection warrants further investigation as a control technique for other exotic woody weeds growing in rangelands.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS)
Keywords:Yellow oleander; stem injection; herbicide control techniques.P; woody weeds; rangelands.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Live Archive:10 May 2012 07:05
Last Modified:22 Dec 2021 02:41

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