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The most successful agents in Australian history, namely the cactoblastis moth, cochineal insect and a mealy bug, continue to keep cacti under control; however, not all biological agents attack all cacti.
How to kill cacti
Different application techniques may be used to treat different cacti. Access used at 1 L/60 L of diesel or Biosafe applied as an overall spray gives effective control of most cacti. This is the best treatment for quick and economical control of small (seedling) cacti.
Using Grazon® Extra at 500 mL/100 L of water as a foliar spray will give slow burn down and regrowth may occur, so follow-up application may be necessary. Tordon® RegrowthMaster at 2.5 L/100 L of water will give effective control of harrisia cactus.
Herbicides for killing cacti
# Note: Preferred product option in bold. * Consult lable for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given. § Biosafe – trademark used under licence, Victorian Chemical Co Pty Ltd.
Timing for killing cacti
Treatment should only be carried out when cacti are actively growing. Do not treat during hot, dry summer periods.