North East Post Plant Aerial Program

September 20, 2016

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in the plantations in the North East region of Victoria.

This weed management operation will see the application of a granular form of hexazinone applied to this year’s re-planted areas. Areas treated include plantations located at – : Morgans creek, Stanley, Ovens, Merriang, Lake Buffalo, Bright, Wandiligong, Shelley, Warrenbayne and the Toombullups.

A helicopter will be used to accurately broadcast the planting area. Where it is unsuitable to use a helicopter, ground based hand application will be undertaken. The operation is scheduled to commence in November, take approximately 2 weeks, and will be delayed if weather conditions are not suitable.

HVP will install on ground signage in advance of the operation to highlight the specific area to be treated. Buffer zones are employed and ensure the operation is safe and contained. Buffers of 200m are applied between the operation and residential dwellings, and 30m between the operation and protected waterways and adjoining properties.

This operation is being used to ensure that the newly planted trees have reduced competition for water and nutrients this summer. By ensuring effective weed control at this early stage of growth, herbicide applications are generally limited to this one period over the 25-year rotation.

Hexazinone is the active constituent in Velmac G and Velmac CR, a granular product used as a broad spectrum herbicide. It is used to control grasses, broadleaf and woody plants. Hexazinone is relatively soluble, with application rates of 12-16kg/hectare.

The use of herbicides in Victoria is in accordance with the Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) (Herbicides) Regulations 2007. Further information can be found at

Maps showing the location of the planned operations are found using the links below.

Shelley Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Havilah Kancoonah Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Bright Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Ovens Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Merriang Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Stanley Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Warrenbayne Operations Oct-Dec 2016

Toombullups Operations Oct-Dec 2016




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