Blackberry infestation

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  1. Fabs90

    Fabs90 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I need some advice as I am getting different solutions to solve the same problem.
    I have 400m2 of vacant land with blackberry infestation in Mooroolbark VIC. 1.50m tall blackberries covering the entire area.

    I was told:

    OPTION 1
    Cut all. Then use a rotary tiller to damage or remove roots. Then poison the soil.
    Question: Which is the point in spraying soli if the chemical is absorbed by stem and leaves?

    OPTION 2
    Poison first as the poison gets to the root through the stem and leaf. Then, don't burn, cut or clear treated blackberry for six months after spraying.
    Question: How do you walk through the 1.5m tall blackberry to do all spaying of the chemical?

    How is this done correctly without wasting money?

    A pic is attached.
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  3. Kelvin Cunnington

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    I had a place many years ago on acres. Loads of them scattered around. Sprayed and they died. You may have to use a step ladder with a long wand, and that will allow you to get to further in areas.
    Might take a few goes over the growing season to completely eradicate all of them.
    Dont spray on a windy day.
     
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    Overkill do you think?
     
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    Is the block fenced?
    If not put up some electric fence and stick 6 goats in there. Give it about a week.....
     
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  6. Kelvin Cunnington

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    To eat the electric fence?
     
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  7. Phar Lap

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    Dont turn it off or they will!
     
  8. Kelvin Cunnington

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    Saw a goat eat a tin can, once. And it didn't die.
     
  9. Fabs90

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    Thank you for the advice.
    Do you know a store in Melbourne where can I buy Garlon 600? I prefer to buy it in a brick and mortar shop rather than online.
    Thanks
     
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  11. datto

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    Didn't realise they were such a problem.



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    Already been eliminated...
     
  13. Kelvin Cunnington

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    Garden supplies places most likely these days? I bought mine from a local hardware store years ago (before Bunnings were a thing).
     
  14. magpieseason

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    Hi dont spray chemical now when in fruit and flower.

    Spray roundup or garlon next spring. Follow up with a brushcutter and bobcat to remove roots.

    You could get in there now with a brushcutter, cut back to ground level then spray any new shoots.

    Or get a goat to eat the new shoots . why not
     
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    What Goats Eat - Herds for Hire

    Looking for goat rental near Melbourne?
    GrazeAway offers goat rental in the greater Melbourne area; search for 'GrazeAway' in facebook for contact details.
     
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