One of the most common ways weeds are spread is via mobile machinery, equipment and vehicles These include cars, motorbikes, ATVs, tractors and implements (including slashers and cultivators), earthmoving machinery, harvesting equipment, trucks and boats. Landowners, contractors, drivers, etc may, through routine daily activities, inadvertently spread weeds into clean areas.
The Weed Management Act 1999
outlines a person's responsibility in regards to preventing the spread of declared weeds on animals, soil, vehicles, machinery or produce.
The following publications provide general advice on weed hygiene for machinery, vehicles and equipment in order to prevent weed spread.See also:
The Weeds Index
for information on weeds including images for identification, control guidelines, management plans and information sheets.