Whack a weed the smart way with new app

GARDENERS and farmers can now whack a weed with certainty thanks to a new smart phone app with the most up-to-date information on identifying and controlling declared weeds.

The South Australian Weed Control app – available for Android and Apple mobile devices – describes all 139 weeds declared under the Natural Resources Management (NRM) Act.

The development of the app follows a five-year review of the state’s weed policies by PIRSA Biosecurity SA in association with eight NRM Boards.

The app includes colour photographs and descriptions to aid identification of weeds, chemical and non-chemical control methods and information on the safe use of


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