Victorian Vegetation Management specialises in dealing with weed control via spraying and mechanical intervention. This includes techniques such as cut and pasting, or even manual removal with chainsaws and machinery. Contact Brett and have a chat about what Victorian Vegetation Management can do for you and your site.
Some of the invasive weeds we’ve successfully treated and removed are:
- Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus)
- Wandering Dew (Tradescantia fluminensis)
- Ivy/English Ivy
Weeds can compete with productive crops or pasture, or convert productive land into unusable scrub. Weeds are also often poisonous, distasteful, produce burrs, thorns or other damaging body parts or otherwise interfere with the use and management of desirable plants by contaminating harvests or excluding livestock.
Weeds tend to thrive at the expense of the more refined edible or ornamental crops. They provide competition for space, nutrients, water and light, although how seriously they will affect a crop depends on a number of factors. Some crops have greater resistance than others- smaller, slower growing seedlings are more likely to be overwhelmed than those that are larger and more vigorous. Onions are one of the crops most susceptible to competition, for they are slow to germinate and produce slender, upright stems. Quick growing, broad leafed weeds therefore have a distinct advantage, and if not removed, the crop is likely to be lost. Broad beans however produce large seedlings, and will suffer far less profound effects of weed competition other than during periods of water shortage at the crucial time when the pods are filling out. Transplanted crops raised in sterile seed or potting compost will have a head start over germinating weed seeds. Wikipedia