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11 years 4 months ago #26375 by Glenbervie Glenn
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Hi, we have a two acre plot with pigs and sheep just outside Whangarei. We are beside a river which floods quite frequently and has left one paddock with swamp weed, which we cannot seem to kill off.

Would welcome any help with this problem please

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11 years 4 months ago #366750 by Ruth
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Welcome to the forum. :)

Please describe the "swamp weed". Do you know what else it might be called, or have pictures?

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11 years 4 months ago #366766 by Kiwi Sapper
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There is a common ground cover called swamp weed, here is a link to a picture of it.....
http://www.mooresvalleynurseries.co.nz/catalogue/Groundcovers/bce6cb88-500e-4f1c-90d9-24883f208d93/catalogue.aspx

I suspect however that what you have is what is called swamp willow. Here is a link to pictures of that.... just the top eight pictures are willow weed. Move the cursor onto the piccie for an enlargement

http://www.google.co.nz/images?q=%22willow+weed%22+site:.nz&hl=en&num=10&lr=&cr=&safe=images&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=50lbTdLcJJP4sAPn9eybCg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQsAQwCQ&biw=1003&bih=576

It is what I have on the edge of my stream and I have to keep on top of it with 24d amine. Here is a link to a blurb in case it is what you are smitten with.

http://weeds.massey.ac.nz/weeds.asp?pid=92

If this is not it, then as they say, "one picture is worth a thousand words".............Could that be the reason why one picture of Winston Peters leaves me wordless?

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11 years 4 months ago #366776 by BRL
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Hi

Live in Whangarei as well and have 1.5km of river boundary. I'd need to see photos but educated guess is either Willow Weed or Water Pepper OR Alligator Weed. First 2 are easily controlled with any Tordon Product (or 2,4D Amine or Metsulfuron), last one is a real bugger to get rid of - grows from fragments of the plant. Metsulfuron 600 WDG is a good option - you aren't allowed to spray it (or Tordon or 2,4D Amine) over water - it'll need to be done when the weeds are high and dry.

Post a photo (or send me a PM) and I'll try to help more. Cheers - Pete.

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11 years 4 months ago #366876 by Kiwi Sapper
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And of course,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,there is a resource collection of weed piccies here on this site.

http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/weeds.html

Have a wander through to see if your friend is amongst them.

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11 years 4 months ago #367006 by kaybe
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Kate, this is exciting news! Is there any way that it could also be presented as a page of pics, rather than a list of names? If I see something that I think might be a weed, it would be easier to confirm by browsing pics... just a thought.

Tomorrow is the day I will stop procrastinating.

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