Fire Break Management

This information sheet has been produced to assist with the planning and installation of Firebreaks

FIRE BREAK TYPE

Fire break type
TIME FRAMETILLAGECHEMICALNOTES/COMMENTS
OPENING RAIN 
+ 4 WEEKS
  SPRAY WITH GLYPHOSATE + TRIZINE  
AUGUST 1st PLOUGH or SCARIFY or ROTARY HOE FIREBREAKS
  • CHECK FOR WEED TYPE.
  • RESPRAY GLYPHOSATE IF NEEDED.
  • SPRAY BROADLEAF WEEDS IF PRESENT.
  • 240/AMINE/MCPA. AMITROL
 
AUGUST 1st CRASH GRAZE BY INTRODUCING STOCK TO CONTROL WEED GROWTH ON PROPERTY CRASH GRAZE BY INTRODUCING STOCK TO CONTROL WEED GROWTH ON PROPERTY  
SEPTEMBER 15th REWORK BREAKS TO KILL WEEDS    
SEPTEMBER 15th SECOND CRASH GRAZING TO REDUCE GRASS HEIGHT SECOND CRASH GRAZING TO REDUCE GRASS HEIGHT  
OCTOBER 10th EAST OF THE RAILWAY LINE:
LAST DATE FOR SLASHING, including ROTARY LAWN MOWERS
   
OCTOBER 20th WEST OF THE RAILWAY LINE:
LAST DATE FOR SLASHING, including ROTARY LAWN MOWERS
   
NOVEMBER 14th ALL BREAKS MUST BE FULLY PREPARED AND GRASS GROWTH CONTROLLED ALL BREAKS MUST BE FULLY PREPARED AND GRASS GROWTH CONTROLLED  
  • BEWARE OF ALL PETROL CARS IN LONG GRASS
  • CATALYTIC CONVERTERS OPERATE AT EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND WILL LIGHT ANY GRASS THAT MAKES CONTACT.