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LEARN how to control weeds

Woody weeds like blackberry and gorse can be difficult to control. They rob you of productive land, create an increased fire risk, and provide a harbour for vermin and snakes. 

Once established, woody and noxious weeds develop deep, robust root systems and dense foliage.To achieve long term control, an integrated approach is the best option. An integrated approach uses a number of methods to manage weeds. These methods may include slashing and grazing to complement herbicides. 

Post application pasture management is also very important to minimise re-establishment of woody and noxious weeds. Healthy and dense pasture makes it difficult for weeds to establish and therefore managing pasture in conjunction with control methods will provide the best long term result.

When developing a plan to control woody and noxious weeds, factors to consider include:-

1. Select the correct herbicide which targets your individual weed problem. Each herbicides has particular strengths against certain                weeds. Carefully read the product label to assist with correct selection and use.
2. Select the correct wetting agent or penetrant to maximise herbicide penetration and uptake by the weeds. (refer to the product label            for details)
3. If the weeds have been previously grazed, slashed or burnt, ensure that there has been adequate foliage regrowth to ensure that the            plant is not under stress and that sufficient foliage area is present to allow for  uptake of sprayed herbicide.
4. Only spray during active growth periods
5. Ensure thorough spray coverage of all foliage
6. Consider the use of spray marking dyes to ensure thorough coverage and also to keep track of where you have sprayed.
7. Retreat regrowth as required.
8. Re-seed and fertilise treated areas to promote healthy pasture growth to minimise re-establishment of woody and noxious weeds.

Ignoring the above will result in poor initial weed control and high levels of regrowth.
The above are general considerations only. Always refer to the product label for detailed instructions before using.

Look below at the control tab to learn more about products to control woody and noxious weeds.

CONTROL products to control weeds

Weed Force has three options for woody & noxious weed control. Each has particular strengths as listed below.

1. Gusto Woody & Noxious weed herbicide
2. Renovate Woody & Broad leaf herbicide
3. Gusto Woody Combo pack (combines both of the products above along with our premium wetting agent/penetrant)


Product strengths:
To find more information about each option, either click on the product name above or visit the specific product page on this website.

  • Blackberry
  • Gorse
  • Thistles
  • Galenia
  • Blackberry 
  • Bracken
  • Docks/Sorrel/Oxalis
  • Combines the strengths of both products and includes a wetting agent/penetrant
  • Combo pack controls over 65 woody and noxious weeds including 
  • Gorse
  • Blackberry
  • Bracken
  • Ragwort
  • Galenia
  • Patersons Curse
  • St John's wort
and many more

All products listed above will control a wide range of weeds however the above lists the strengths for each. Click on the product name above or refer to the relevant product page on this website for more detailed information about each product.

ALWAYS ADD A WETTING AGENT OR PENETRANT
Wetting agents and penetrants help maximise herbicide entry into the weeds and are essential to achieve best results.
Weed Force Holdfast wetting agent & penetrant is a premium wetting agent and is recommend for use with both Gusto and Renovate. 

Refer to the product labels for more information.

PREVENT How to prevent weeds from coming back

Dealing with regrowth:

After the initial herbicide treatment, some follow up treatment of any regrowth is likely to be required. Allow regrowth to gain a reasonable leaf area before retreating as a good receptive surface area of foliage is necessary to collect sufficient herbicide to translocate to the roots. This will achieve the highest level of weed control. 
Read the product label for specific instructions for the product being applied.

Long term management of woody and noxious weeds:

Maintaining lush, vigorous pasture is the best way to keep weeds at bay.
Post application pasture management including re-seeding and fertilising will minimise re-establishment and result in the best long term control.

SPRAY tips and hints

Ensure thorough coverage of foliage.

Only spray weeds when they are not stressed and actively growing. Some herbicides have recommended seasonal application timing to spray. This information can be found on the product label.

Use high pressure hand gun application to penetrate dense foliage

Always add a wetting agent or penetrant as directed on the product label. Failure to do this will result in poor weed control and high levels of regrowth.

Always read the product label for specific instructions for the product being applied.


CAUTION to be aware of

Always read the product label for specific instructions for the product being applied.



Recommended Products

From $99 Gusto Woody Weed Combo Controls over 65 different woody and noxious weeds

For Use In:

  • Non crop areas
  • Commercial and industrial areas
  • Pastures
  • Rights-of-way

Target Weeds:

Environmental & Noxious Woody weeds including:-

  • Gorse
  • Blackberry
  • Bracken
  • Brooms
  • Ragwort
  • Galenia
  • Patersons Curse
  • St Johns Wort

and many more

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From $55 Gusto Woody Weed herbicide Woody and noxious weed herbicide

For Use In:

  • Non crop areas
  • Commercial and industrial areas
  • Pastures
  • Rights-of-way

Target Weeds:

Environmental & Noxious Woody weeds including:-

  • Gorse
  • Blackberry
  • Brooms
  • Galenia
  • St Johns Wort

and many more

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From $45 Holdfast Penetrant & Wetting Agent Penetrant & Wetting Agent

For Use In:

HOLDFAST is a non-ionic wetter/spreader/penetrant for use with agricultural chemicals.

 It  improves wetting and penetration of plant foliage to result in superior weed control especially of tough, difficult to wet broadleaf and woody weeds like Gorse, Blackberry and Bracken.

Target Weeds:

 HOLDFAST is effective with most agricultural chemicals unless otherwise stated on label. 
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$45 Renovate Broadleaf and Woody Weed Herbicide Controls Bracken, Blackberry and many Broadleaf weeds

For Use In:

Renovate herbicide is a low dose, low toxicity product which can be used safely around stock.

Renovate is two products in one. It controls a wide range both WOODY & PASTURE weeds. It is relatively slow acting compared with other woody weed herbicides but very effective in achieving long term control.



Target Weeds:

WOODY WEEDS  strengths include Blackberry & Bracken

PASTURE WEEDS strengths include
Dock
Sorrel 
Ragwort,
Paterson's Curse 
Oxalis ( Soursob)
Onion Grass

and many other weeds as listed on the label
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From $55 Herbidye Liquid Highly Efficient Marking Dye

For Use In:

  • For use as a vegetation marking tool when required as directed on the product label

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