The NSW WeedWise app provides key information to help users reduce the impact of weeds in New South Wales (NSW). The app profiles over 300 weeds, describing biosecurity duties under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015, control information and registered herbicide options.
Users, ranging from home gardeners and residents to farmers, land managers and weeds professionals, can search or browse weed names (common or scientific); recognise a weed by its physical description and image gallery; and find out about its impacts, where it occurs, how it spreads and its preferred habitat.
It is important to understand the biosecurity duties associated with plants that pose weed risks in NSW and users can view the state and regional priorities for each weed under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015, listed by Local Land Services regions.
Control options are described for each weed and the herbicides registered for its control by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority are listed, including application rates and techniques, and any minor-use permits that must be complied with.
User type - users experience different functions within the app depending on whether they are landholders/residents or weeds professionals.
Landholders/residents can enter the contact details of their local council weeds officer, and then directly report sightings of state priority weeds via email or SMS.
Weeds professionals can share information about a weed with clients via email or SMS, including a weed's profile, biosecurity duties, control advice and herbicide options.
NSW WeedWise incorporates the content contained in the Noxious & Environmental Weed Control Handbook, a free, biennial publication from NSW Department of Primary Industries.
NSW WeedWise was developed with the assistance of the NSW Weeds Action Program.
- Biosecurity duties for weeds in NSW under the Biosecurity Act 2015
- Local council areas listed with their associated Local Land Services region - when users select areas of interest the biosecurity duties for the associated region/s are highlighted
Ratings and Reviews
Great resource for farmers and gardeners alike
Very informative resource. Ability to search by region. Fantastic and extensive control methods. 100% recommend this ap.
Comprehensive & functional
I was very impressed. Relevant serious weeds for favourite districts are easy to find. The app mimics the web page and information is available away from phone towers.
Very very helpful.
- NSW Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services
- 35.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015, State of New South Wales through the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.