Woolly Nightshade wipeout

26 November 2020

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s (BOPRC) November campaign continues to encourage public and landowners to do their bit to stop the spread of Woolly Nightshade by pulling out seedlings and controlling mature plants.

We encourage you to get involved in this region-wide campaign – you’ve got a few days left to send in a couple of photos of your control work in action to [email protected] to be recognised for your efforts.

Woolly Nightshade is a highly invasive weed and is a host of passion vine hopper, which causes sooty mould to develop on fruit – a significant reject factor reducing kiwifruit orchard returns. Shelter belts need to be free of weeds that cause problems in the orchard and woolly nightshade is easy to kill.

In this video John Mather from our KVH team shows you how to kill this weed using the 'cut and inject' method.