Broom control

Access all the information needed for control of this noxious weed, including weed identification, herbicide application and spray timings.

Weed Description

Description

Cape broom (Genista monspessulana) is an upright evergreen shrub up to 3 m high, but more commonly 1 to 2 m. Young plants are capable of flowering and fruiting at approximately two years old. The leaves consist of three leaflets attached centrally to a short stalk. Leaflets have less hair on the upper surface than the lower surface.

Flax-leaf broom (G. linifolia) can be distinguished by its stalkless or near stalkless leaves, which have rolled edges and are densely hairy on the underside

Weed Control

Controlling Broom

Broom is a weed of national significance and is identified as being invasive, having the potential for widespread environmental, social and economical damage. Landowner’s and land managers at all levels are responsible for actively managing this weed.

When Cape broom is actively growing prior to pod formation, spray with Grazon Extra Herbicide at 250 mL/100 L water during spring to mid summer. For an autumn or winter application, use Grazon Extra at 350 mL/100 L water for best results.

Herbicides for control of Broom Control

Product#
Method of application Rate* State
Garlon™ 600 Herbicide Basal bark and cut stump 1:48 with diesel distilate Tas
Garlon 600 Foliar spray 170mL/100 L of water All
Tordon™ 75-D Herbicide Foliar spray 300 mL/100 L of water Vic, SA
Grazon™ Extra Herbicide Foliar spray 250 or 300 mL/100 L of water All

#Note: Preferred product option in bold. *Consult lable for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.

Treatment Timing

Timing

PRODUCT Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Grazon Extra
250 mL/100 L of water
Grazon Extra
350 mL/100 L of water
KEY
Best time to spray/treat
Can spray/treat
if conditions are suitable
Do not spray/treat