Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government
IVM Group has been engaged by the ACT Government for the past four years on a number of specialist consulting projects.
Initially, we were brought in to develop an Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) approach to reduce the cost and risk of managing the mown vegetation along roadsides.
The aim was to:
- Reduce populations and spread of African Lovegrass
- Reduce frequency of mowing required throughout the year
- Reduce risk associated with roadside vegetation and its maintenance
- Improve aesthetics of roadside vegetation and reduce number of public complaints.
Following the successful, ongoing outcomes of this work, we have been engaged to review products and technologies that are competitors for synthetic chemicals in Australia (e.g. organic chemicals, steam, etc.), with a focus on the control of unwanted vegetation in areas such as roadsides, rights-of-way, industrial areas, fence lines and public service areas.
IVM Group has also undertaken an assessment of a wide range of other synthetic chemical products that are currently registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and their viability as potential alternatives to Glyphosate.
Through this project we assessed the viability of Glyphosate and a wide range of other synthetic chemical products that are currently registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). We provided expert advice on products, technologies, and new developments that may become available in the near future, that could be useful in a number of vegetation and non-vegetation situations.
The final piece of work we have undertaken is a commercial demonstration with the ACT Government to understand how new technologies could be beneficial to them.
Esplanade is a pre-emergent herbicide that is about to be introduced to the market in Australia by Bayer. It features an entirely new mode of action, thereby increasing the suite of options available to end-users and will be a new tool that can assist with the prevention or delay of the development of herbicide resistance.