Parks, Landscape & Urban Design

Organic Herbicides

  • 1.  Organic Herbicides

    Posted 21 August 2012 02:55
    Hi All,
    Is anybody using or has trialled organic herbicides such as Pine Oil?  We are investigating options for alternatives to Glyphosate (or brushcutting) and would like some opinions on how successful, or not successful it is.

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    Martin Soutar
    Parks Coordinator
    Lismore City Council
    LISMORE NSW

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  • 2.  RE:Organic Herbicides

    Posted 16 September 2012 21:05
    Martin,

    I am not sure how you would apply this in a commercial use situation, but I use boiling water at home, it kills all of our weeds including the tough ones such as marshmellow weeds! Maybe there are implements out there that can heat water to high temperatures as the water is discharged? Google may assist, or Alibaba. :) I'll be interested to hear some other responses.

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    Vanessa Dutton
    Sothern Regional Manager
    Propex Concrete Systems
    MCLAREN VALE SAau

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  • 3.  RE:Organic Herbicides

    Posted 20 September 2012 03:33
    Thanks Vanessa,

    There is a hot water/steam weed sprayer available.  I know Manly Council in Sydney have used (maybe still using) it, and we trialled it in Mosman when I was there 10 years ago.  Worked well, but the cost was alot more than herbicides unfortunately.  I can use that option in our report though, so thanks for the reminder of that option.

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    Martin Soutar
    Parks Coordinator
    Lismore City Council
    LISMORE NSW

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