Tuberous perennial, 25-60cm high, dark green leaves with silvery/light green midrib & main veins. Berries 1cm diam, bright red.
Old gardens, grassland.
Vegetative growth from tubers & local seed dispersal.
Small infestations may be left untreated where regeneration to dense forest is occurring, however removal of plant will speed regeneration rate. Exclude all livestock from site when treating. Begin clearance at top of catchment.
1. Cut and stump paint (1g metsulfuron + 100 ml glyphosate + 10 ml penetrant/1L). Mulch.
2. Weed wipe (1g metsulfuron + 150 ml glyphosate + 10 ml penetrant /L water).
3. Slash tops, mulch. Dig out tubers, soak in herbicide or deep bury.
4. Spray (3g metsulfuron + 150 ml glyphosate + 10 ml penetrant /10 L water).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.