Herbicides are used to control weeds in many situations:

  • growing a food or fibre crop
  • managing turf or an ornamental garden
  • controlling woody weeds
  • maintaining a weed free amenity area

Always read the label carefully to ensure that you choose the most suitable and cost-effective option for your situation, including information regarding:

  • crop or desirable plant safety
  • any plant-back waiting period restrictions
  • stock grazing withholding periods
  • best practice in terms of managing herbicide resistance

Contact Tableland Fertilizers for a weed management solution that’s right for you.


Non-selective herbicides

Non-selective herbicides are usually used to manage existing weeds. They’re designed to kill any plants coming into direct contact with them (knockdown herbicides i.e. products containing glyphosate, paraquat and glufosinate).

Non-selective herbicides may also be used to prevent weeds establishing by preventing germination through a residual action in the soil.

Selective herbicides

Selective herbicides target certain plant weeds likely to compete with the crop for nutrients and reduce its yield potential. They may be used as:

  • pre-emergent - just prior to crop emergence
  • post-emergent - during a crop growing season