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    Raupo taking over the Dam

    Hey Guys
    The dam that I shoot on private property has a bad Raupo problem.......We have used a machete to carve a lookout spot which worked well....... Does anyone know how to get rid of it??

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmTom View Post
    Hey Guys
    The dam that I shoot on private property has a bad Raupo problem.......We have used a machete to carve a lookout spot which worked well....... Does anyone know how to get rid of it??

    Thanks
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    Check with your regional council, but you can probably use glyphosphate.

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    Think for memory someone way back - burnt it on a Pond and that cleaned it up
    Bit late for this season though

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    Use Roundup Ultra. Faster die off and there’s something in my memory about it being used in waterways. The trick is to be quite conscientious in applying to the raupo, not the pond. Use a silicone additive too. From memory raupo has a natural coating which makes it spray resistant. Choose your day to avoid wash off

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    Dont try and blast it out. Tried that once and all it did was blow the whole pond straight up in the air and dump it back down where it had come from. Then had to get a digger to dig all the crap out anyway. A bit of excitement for a while not to mention an earth-shaking boom, but not very successful.
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    you could try that natural weedkiller that dessicates the plant you can get it from that wet and forget outlet in 10 litre containers.can see that stuff working on weeds after half an hour.

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    wet and forget is basically palm oil. it clogs up the leaves and suffocates the plant

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    Tryed burning it of a stock pond the shit just keeps coming back. Digger and make sure you get ever last bit.

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    I had trouble a few years back with duck weed , the pond was completely chocka I sprayed it but whilst doing a little research on sprays & pond building came across some really helpful tips , with duck weed usually nitrate build up makes it grow but if the pond is getting to shallow & the water is constantly warm it explodes , likely its the same with most weeds if you dig the pond out make the middle area 3 meters deep so the water keeps cooler , at 3 meters its probably to deep for the raupo to grow
    Greenys and Vegetarians started out just like us , there just terrible hunters

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Check with your regional council, but you can probably use glyphosphate.
    Yeah have seen that before......Might find out for next year

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    Coming home for lunch I saw two utes packed with mai mai supplies, one was towing a trailer full of raupo and scrub. Perhas thers a market for it?

 

 

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