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Weeds and steam

Weeds and steam

Hi everyone,

You've heard us talk about weed management in stormwater systems before on Ideanthro. Herbicide over spray can cause real problems, and we need a solution. 

For a while now I have been curious about steam weed control and its potential. On this episode, Jeremy Winer from Weedtechnics joins us to discuss weed control using steam (or more specifically, exceptionally hot water). This is the first time I have seen this method of weed control first hand (if you ignore the 10 seconds of something similar that I saw by accident in The Netherlands 16months ago) and therefore this episode is an initial exploration of the process on my part.

Cheers

Jack

Why the plants died at...

Why the plants died at...

We see this time and time again. Bioretention systems with no plants in them. We don't mean bioretention full of weeds, we mean bioretention systems that are completely bare. In this episode we look at one very high profile example and dig into what is going on.

Cheers

Jack

Learning about herbicide overspray

Learning about herbicide overspray

Hi everyone,

For a while we have been suspicious that herbicide use in bioretention systems might be doing more harm than good.

The problem is that we’re not exactly experienced in this area (the herbicides that is).

So what do you do when you’re not experienced?

You find a way to learn.

Our good friend Ben Penhallurick does have experience with herbicide, and more precisely nature areas management. Ben has been kind enough to start teaching us a bit about it.

In this episode we share a few observations gathered while Ben was showing us around a constructed waterway.

Cheers

 

Jack

A strategic approach to managing Paspalum

A strategic approach to managing Paspalum

Hi everyone,

In today’s episode Ben Penhallurick and I visit a site in Logan and find that someone has very strategically been managing the Paspalum. Ben explains how we think that they were doing it.

Cheers

Jack