Tis the season to spray ragwort

With the warmer weather, it’s the perfect time for land owners to take control and spray ragwort on their property.

Burnie City Council is working in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) in controlling ragwort in the municipality.

Timing is everything when it comes to weed control. Getting a handle on weeds early in the season is the most cost-effective and chore-effective way of dealing with these persistent nuisances. Most ragwort plants are at the rosette stage and are very susceptible to herbicide application. Now is the ideal time to be controlling your ragwort. A little weed control work today will save many dollars and days of work in the months to come. Now is the time to take action.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Council’s Weeds Officer in conjunction with DPIPWE has worked closely with land owners over the last couple of years and the cooperation and effort from our community is really noticeable. It’s important however to continue this good work, so that we can effectively eradicate this weed from the municipality.”

If land owners have any questions or need advice on ragwort control, please contact Council’s Weeds Officer Jay Rowley on 64305 794.

“Council is passionate about our region and wants to work with the community to assist in protecting the land from the nuisance of ragwort,” he said. 

Council’s Weeds Officer Jay Rowley will visit properties in the municipality known to have ragwort over the coming months to offer advice to local landowners and to develop and implement control programs with long-term benefits to the community.

For further information please contact

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

Email: ldobson@burnie.net