I have a problem with invader bush such as Soetdoring,Baster haak-en-steek, Swarthaak,Vals haak-en-steek, Driedoring, Kameeldoringboom, Gababos ,Mopanie, Sekelbos, Haak-en-steek.
I see you have 2 products , namely Bundu 500 SC (Active Ingredients: Tebuthiuron (250 g/l), Bromacil (250 g/l)) & Bushwacker (Active Ingredient: Bromacil (200g/kg)
Which of the 2 products would be the best for my use. I want to apply some by hand and some parts where bush is to thick, I want to use a airplane?
Could you please also send me the price of the 2 products and more information on how to apply and the quantity to apply to a bush.
I discussed your situation with a few of our other very experienced guys and we summarize as follows:
The control of bush with the products you mentioned are quite complex. Although Bundu SC (two active ingredients, to Bushwhacker's clean bromacil) would normally be our first choice, based on invasive plant variety, we would rather recommend more of a granular formulation for your situation.
The liquid herbicide we only recommend if someone have time to properly supervise and to manage the bush control extensively.
Spraying equipment constantly required carefull attention, while grains can be applied with the hand and eventually do the same work as a liquid spray.
The grains also have a 2-year shelf life, as the law requires, but is stable as long as the container stored away from moisture. So, instead Bushwhacker 200 GG, I'll rather recommend Limpopo 200 GG (tebuthiuron 200g/kg), BUT NOT FOR AERIAL APPLICATION!
Because of the many specialised complexity and severity of most situations, bush encroachment and the products involved are not just a blind easy recommendation to give. The risk factor for permanent and serious irreparable damage is great. I never recommend just a bunch of products that someone should purchase and hope it goes well. A telephonic, or in this case an electronic recommendation is almost a guaranteed future complaint. We never recommend that a new client start on a large scale with bush management - he'll have to start out small and take a look at how it works. One must look at things like bush density, species composition, soil clay content, etc. The client's history with regard to bush management is important and I will need to know how much experience you have had with management of bush encroachment?
The summer and the ideal time for bush management, is now almost over. The soil applied drugs should rather be applied early in the season, from September until end Feb / early March, - maybe it doesn't rain again and then the granules just lay on the ground where a wildfire can easily destroy it.