Spraying programs start this week

Council advises herbicide and pesticide spraying begins at many of the shire’s open spaces this week, including parks, reserves and sportsgrounds.


4 August 2022

Council advises herbicide and pesticide spraying begins at many of the shire’s open spaces this week, including parks, reserves and sportsgrounds.

Bindiis aren’t fun and can affect the enjoyment of popular open parkland areas. Where we have problems with bindii, our program of selective herbicide spraying began on 4 August and will run through September, with additional parkland programs planned through to May 2023.

The sportsground spray program will begin in September and run through to May 2023. This spraying work will involve herbicides for broadleaf weeds and pesticides for insects such as black beetles. Growth regulators will also be applied through the summer.

Our sportsground maintenance program also includes fertiliser applications and oval aeration. This program improves the condition of sports fields and helps encourage good turf growth through the summer which helps ovals hold up as well as possible through the winter sports season.

Signs will be erected at each affected site prior to spraying work. All chemicals are applied by trained and certified operators in accordance with the approved product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

For more information contact Council’s Recreation Assets Officer, Ed Crothers on 6499 2222.

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