Council responds regarding Roundup
“Council uses a range of ways to control weeds across the Shire,” said Johan Louw, Director of Environment and Infrastructure, Mount Alexander Shire Council.
“In parks and reserves areas in townships, these include extensive mulching, the use of weed matting and hand-weeding in some circumstances. A small amount of the less concentrated Biactive formula Roundup is used where needed. This lower concentrated product is not toxic to fish and a wetting agent is used to minimise the use and improve effectiveness.
“As part of our fire and flood prevention activities we also use Round-up Biactive twice a year (in May and August) to reduce weeds in some drains across the Shire and twice a year (in August and September) to control weeds on road shoulders in some areas.”