Blackberry control on organic farms
Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg. species) is a declared noxious weed within NSW. Under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, this means that landholders are required by law to control the weed. Blackberry is also listed as one of Australia’s Weeds of National Significance (WoNS).
Being organic does not exclude a farmer from having to comply with noxious weed legislation, even if this involves the use of chemicals.
The contents of this Primefact include:
- Control options for organic farms, including;
- Early detection
- Biological control
- Mechanical control
- Use of livestock
- Chemical control options