Time to spray Ragwort on your property

Ragwort: Now is a good time to spray

Ragwort: Now is a good time to spray

Now is the time to spray your Ragwort.

Burnie City Council is working together with local landowners to eradicate Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea L.) from the Burnie region as part of the Weed Management Plan.

“Ragwort is a declared weed in Tasmania under the Weeds Management Act 1999,” Burnie City Council Weeds Officer Jay Rowley said.

“Property owners are now required to eradicate Ragwort across their entire property. It is a serious pasture weed and is extremely competitive, therefore causes a reduction in pasture production. It is also poisonous to most types of livestock.

“This is a great time of year to spray Ragwort.

“During spring most weeds are either at the rosette or seedling stage and are very susceptible to herbicide application. By controlling weeds now, it will save time and effort in the heat of summer when they are in flower and or seeding.”

Council’s Weeds Officer will visit properties in the municipality known to have Ragwort over the coming weeks to offer advice to landowners and to help develop and implement control programs which deliver long-term benefits to the community.

If land owners have any questions they should not hesitate to call Council for advice on Ragwort control. Council is passionate about working with the community to assist in protecting the land from the nuisance of Ragwort.

For further details please contact the Burnie City Council’s Weeds Officer Jay Rowley on (03) 6430 5794 or 0419 386 484 or email jrowley@burnie.net

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net