Conservation

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This biodiversity stewardship project aims to provide formal conservation protection for the area of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, and beyond. 

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New herbicide for pompom weed

FOLIAR APPLICATION of Plenum to Pompom weed

  • Use only on actively growing plants with full leaf cover
  • Apply as a full cover spray to leaves and stems to the point of spray solution run-off.
  • Do not apply to foliage wet from rain or dew etc.
  • Avoid spray drift onto non-target plants.
  • Avoid fine droplet size. Use a knapsack sprayer with a solid cone nozzle (eg. Spraying systems TG-1, Delavan CE 1 or equivalent type) that will ensure an even coverage ofthe target area. Maintain a constant pressure of between 200 – 250 kPa. Maintain a distance of approximately 50 cm from the target for best coverage.
  • Rain 3 hours after application will have no effect on efficacy provided the spray has dried on the target plants.
  • Prevent drift of spray mist onto desirable plants.
  • Apply to actively growing plants. Apply until the point of run-off.
  • Plants too high for a good cover spray should be slashed and the regrowth sprayed when not less than 0,5 m high.
  • In the event of any regrowth after application, a follow-up spray should be carried out.

Mixing instructions for Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Pompom Weed)

  • 375 ml Plenum per 100 l water (0,375 % mixture)
  • 500 ml Actipron Super per 100 l water
  • 100 ml EcoDye per 100 l Water

PLENUM is poisonous and thus all precautions should be taken to protect workers, including wearing full cover overalls, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a mask. Make sure all workers are properly trained in handling hazardous materials. For training call:

  • Mercia Komen (Biodiversity Stewardship Programme) – 0829977880
  • Fransa Cole (RNC) – 08290291949
  • Lynne Clarke (RNC) – 0794092430
  • Charlotte Hanks (RNC) – 0760366481