Pesticide Use Notification - Bitou Bush - 23/07/2016 to 30/08/2016

The Lord Howe Island Board is planning to undertake targeted spot spray of Bitou Bush and Ground Asparagus on sea cliffs by helicopter. Surveillance for weeds in remote areas will also be undertaken.

Proposed dates: Between the 23rd July and 30th August 2016, pending weather and seabird activity. The program will be undertaken between 7:00am and 4:00pm over a period of three days.

Method: Spot spraying will be undertaken using a forward mounted lance spray apparatus on a helicopter.

Pesticides: Metsulfuron 600 WG®

Active Constituent: 600g/kg METSULFURON METHYL

Pending track closures: Some tracks will be closed during the operation. Closure signs will be placed at track entrances which will be checked prior to the start of the operation to ensure the public are not present. Tracks will be reopened one hour after the operation concludes in the area.

Contact: Sue Bower, Lord Howe Island Board 02 65632066

Additional notice will be given closer to the date of activity, all weather pending.