WEED CONTROL CLASS 4 MANAGEMENT PLAN
The control objective for Weed Control Class 4 is to minimise the negative impact of those plants on the economy, community or environment of NSW.
Name of Weed: LIPPIA
Common name: Lippia Scientific name: Phyla canescens
The above mentioned weed is a noxious weed declared under section 7 of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
AREA OF OPERATION & PHONE NUMBERS FOR LOCAL CONTROL AUTHORITIES:
Sutherland 9710 0333
Starting date: XXXX 2011 Completion date: XXXX 2015
(Unless otherwise revoked)
CONTROL MEASURES FOR THE WEED AS PER ORDER 19
Class 4: The plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed by any person other than a person involved in hay or lucerne production. The growth and spread of the plant must be controlled according to the measures specified in a management plan published by the local control authority.
The above local control authority specifies the following measures to control this weed:
For individual or small infestations all plants must be completely removed or destroyed.
For larger infestations, prevent the spread and gradually reduce the extent of Lippia, with due consideration to impact on native fauna habitat, by treating plants using any of the recommended techniques depending on the size of infestation and accessibility. A weed management plan for the site must be completed by the landholder and approved by the Local Control Authority. This will take into account any impacts on erosion, native or desirable surrounding vegetation and fauna that will be affected by the control of the Lippia. A minimum of 25% annually must be removed or controlled under these plans.
On council owned or managed land, the weed will be strategically controlled and reduced on a priority sub-catchment basis according to available resources as defined in the SSC Lippia Weed Control Plan.
CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS WEED IN THE AREA OF OPERATION
General information on control methods for this weed can be found in the most recent edition of the annual Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook www.dpi.nsw.gov.au or at www.sydneyweeds.org.au
Before commencing any chemical control program contact your local council's weeds officer for advice tailored to your situation. All herbicide must be used in accordance with the product label or relevant off-label permit issued by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority.
For small infestations, chip isolated plants. All roots must be removed or the plant will regenerate. In wet conditions remove soil from the roots. (Do not chip out large patches of Lippia where a seedbank has built up because any soil disturbance will cause germination of seeds).
For larger infestations, spray with a registered herbicide.
In agricultural situations, Lippia can be successfully controlled with a program of cultivation, cropping and pasture improvement. In native grasslands, revegetation with indigenous species is needed to prevent reinfestation. Large infestations may need to be contained using a combination of available methods.
1. After treatment, carefully clean all tools, equipment and machinery, especially slashers and mowers, to prevent spread of the weed to other sites.
2. An integrated approach that uses a variety of control methods gives best results when dealing with Lippia.
3. Best results are obtained by working from areas of light infestation towards heavier infestation.
4. Follow-up control after initial treatment is important to control regrowth and seedling germination in the long term.
LINKAGES TO OTHER PLANS, STRATEGIES (Local, Regional, State and National):
Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Weed Strategy
Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Weed Strategy
SECTION 12 OBLIGATIONS (from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993)
An occupier (other than a public authority or a local control authority) of land to which a weed control order applies must control noxious weeds on the land as required under the order.
Maximum penalty: 40 penalty units.
Note: If an occupier fails to comply with obligations under a weed control order, those obligations may be enforced against the owner of the land as well as the occupier by a weed control notice issued under section 18
The growth and spread of the plant must be controlled according to local or regional management plans under the responsibility of local Government.
This plan is endorsed by Sutherland Shire Council as the Local Control Authority in the area of operation.
Signed by: Position:
or, ratified at the meeting of ____________________Council, dated ______________2011
Class 4 plan for Lippia of