Chilean needle grass is a containment control pest plant in the Marlborough District Council’s Regional Pest Management Strategy.
Land occupiers with Chilean needle grass on their property are required to destroy all plants, with the exception of properties classified as core, where all plants within 10 m of adjacent property boundaries must be destroyed before they produce seed.
Chilean needlegrass (71 Kb)
Chilean Needle Grass Distribution as at November 2012 (2776 hectares) (269 Kb)
Information for the Use of Taskforce Herbicide
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has put together an information sheet for users of the herbicide Taskforce. The information sheet contains details on key rules that need to followed along with information for the correct procedures for aerial application of Taskforce.
For further advice on use of Taskforce herbicide to achieve the most effective control, contact Council Biosecurity staff or download the pest brochure above from the EPA website.
See also the PGG Wrightson information sheet on Taskforce Herbicide below:
Taskforce Herbicide (295 Kb)
YouTube video - Chilean Needlegrass