Weed Control

In the Daintree we have an increasing variety of invasive species that threaten the balanced health and welfare of our native rainforest animals and plants. Many of these weeds are easily identified although many are not.

Fortunately, most introduced weeds are relatively easy to work with. Simply hand pulling weeds of small infestations is enough. For larger areas, two herbicides are typically sufficient: met-sulfuron methyl (MSM) and glyphosate solutions. Both of these are available under a variety of commercial labels. Note that follow-up is VERY important.

Identifying the Daintree's invasive weeds

Download the complete Weed Control Factsheet. Weed locations, identification, herbicides, and control methods, Or click HERE to see an interactive slide show of the Daintree's most-troublesome invasive species:

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