Upper Macquaire County Council Media Release - Aerial Weed Spray program Autumn 2018 cancelled

With the lack of rainfall since Christmas the Autumn Aerial Spraying Program will be cancelled. 

“After consultation with a local agronomist and many landowners across our four local government areas, Blayney, Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow, we decided to not proceed with our Autumn Aerial Spraying Program this year” said Upper Macquarie County Council Chairman, Councillor Iain North. “Unfortunately, there has been insufficient rainfall right across the region to proceed with the program.” 

“There are a number of factors that have been taken into consideration in making this decision such as the impact of spraying on good plants, killing of what little ground cover there may be, lack of good clean water to mix with the chemicals and the possible increasing of resistance in target weeds” continued Councillor North.

 “We are looking at running our next aerial spraying program in Spring focusing on serrated tussock. We hope to include those landowners missed in the autumn program” concluded Councillor North.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Upper Macquarie County Council’s aerial spraying program please do not hesitate to contact their office on 6338 2875 or email admin@umcc.nsw.gov.au.