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The City of Charles Sturt doing their bit for the environment.

Posted On: Friday, June 9th, 2017 In: News | Comments Off on The City of Charles Sturt doing their bit for the environment.

Weedtechnics trial with the University of Colorado, Boulder

Posted On: Friday, January 27th, 2017 In: News | Comments Off on Weedtechnics trial with the University of Colorado, Boulder

Weedtechnics the company that started hot steam technology in Australia has branched out to collaborate internationally and most recently with the University of Colorado, Boulder. The University has a strict policy of no pesticide or herbicide use on the grounds that has been in place for 5 years.

Up until recently they have been manually removing weeds which takes a lot more time to do. Over a period of 4 months last year from June to September 2016, Weedtechnics put their innovative technology to the test around the University grounds. The results show an efficient and effective perfect solution!

To see the full results and report from Weedtechnics

CLICK HERE 

 

 

Collaboration is key with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Posted On: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 In: News | Comments Off on Collaboration is key with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

A great start to the new year for Organic Weed Control! We have been working with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council as they trial this clean and green technology for treating weeds.
The council boasts a chemical free zone around their school surrounds, playgrounds and open spaces to ensure that the health of the community and the environment is prioritised.
Our partnership and demonstration of Port Adelaide Enfield’s commitment can be shown in this video we have put together with them. Enjoy!

Sri Lanka making changes for the better

Posted On: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on Sri Lanka making changes for the better

Sri Lanka moves forward to ban glyphosate after a recent study linked the herbicide to Fatal Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu). This has been affecting the health of farmers in tea growing areas where glyphosate is heavily used.

CKDu is the second leading cause of death among males in poor regions of Sri Lanka. A new study by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health showed the compound as toxic condition. One of the results of this study concluded that glyphosate becomes notably harmful when mixed with ‘hard’ water or heavy metals like arsenic or cadmium.

A certain solution is Organic Weed Control with thermal steam, it can be used for farming and urban areas.  Making the steps to minimise the harm on our environments soil, water and protecting the health of citizens should be every governments priority.

Working in the local Adelaide Hills to provide safer urban areas for the whole community

Working in the local Adelaide Hills to provide safer urban areas for the whole community

 

 

Countries who have acted against glyphosate

Posted On: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on Countries who have acted against glyphosate

Malta

Follow us on a journey! In the following months we will feature countries that have acted against glyphosate.

This week we feature Malta…

They were the only country at the European Commission review on the license extension of glyphosate to vote against it.

Leading by example, Malta has at least 25 of their local councils already banning the use of the non-selective herbicide glyphosate, also known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. The next step for Malta will be a significant one. It aims to become the first European Union nation to enact a complete ban on the glyphosate.

The move towards a complete ban in the country is timely with the decision in June by the European Commission to extend the license of glyphosate for a further 18-months.

It was in a round table discussion of member states in June when Malta was the only country that chose to vote against the extension of the license. According to the Times of Malta, the Maltese government has now begun taking steps towards implementing a complete ban on glyphosate use across the whole country.

More information read here Malta’s Action for change

 

Organic Weed Control in the Adelaide Hills, 1st stop Stirling!

Posted On: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on Organic Weed Control in the Adelaide Hills, 1st stop Stirling!

We might not be taking over the world just yet, however we are leading the way in Organic Weed Control in South Australia!

Follow us around the Adelaide Hills over the next few months. As part of a community initiative, the Adelaide Hills Council have taken up our Organic Weed Control Program at four separate sites throughout the picturesque country towns of Stirling, Uraidla and Woodside.

This week we are show casing our steam weed technology in Stirling. Have a look at the video for a quick snap shot of the days events.

 

 

Organic Weed Control & wine! Supporting healthy soil structures

Posted On: Friday, July 15th, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on Organic Weed Control & wine! Supporting healthy soil structures

Organic Weed Control simply supports strong and healthy soil structures. Evidence supports shows that it improves soil life and microbial activity. Protecting our local communities parks and gardens and giving planted street trees the best conditions to grow without chemicals also reduces pest and disease attack which in turn means on-going weed maintenance gradually decreases over time.

Simply it just makes a lot of sense since there is absolutely no residual, it’s just pure water!

Instead of time consuming manual weeding with intensive labour wineries such as Angove Wines are turning to u
se the hot steam treatment. Being organically certified means that to maintain their organic certification status they cannot use non-selective, synthetic herbicides such as glyphosate. Here is their story:

https://thewineidealist.com/2014/08/08/honest-sustainability-angove-wines-mclaren-vale-s-a/

European Commission will extend glyphosate license for 18 months

Posted On: Thursday, June 30th, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on European Commission will extend glyphosate license for 18 months

The latest news from Brussels is that the European Commission will extend by 18 months its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto’s Roundup

London Council moves to chemical free alternative for weed control

Posted On: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on London Council moves to chemical free alternative for weed control

Protecting the environment and its residents is a key priority for the council of Hammersmith & Fulham in London.

They have made the decision to manage weed control of their open spaces of parks & playgrounds by not using herbicide chemicals such as glyphosate.

Read more here from Horticulture Week

News update: Next glyphosate vote set for 23 June

Posted On: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 In: News | Comments Off on News update: Next glyphosate vote set for 23 June

The next glyphosate vote is set for 23 June. Time is still ticking with only a week from this date the glyphosate license will expire  in the EU, just for a little bit of added pressure. The pressing vote to be decided upon by the EU member states will need more than 55% of states to agree for a decision to be made. More detail on this can be found from Horticulture Week – Click Here