Spread of cut-leaf nightshade
- Cut-leaf nightshade spreads by seed. The seed
viability of cut-leaf nightshade is not certain, but some research
indicates that it can remain viable in the soil for around nine years.
- Rooting from the nodes results in some local spread of the plant.
- Although toxic, animals are known to spread the seed.
- Cut-leaf nightshade can be spread by machinery, vehicles and contaminated material such as soil and sand.
Avoid the introduction of cut-leaf nightshade
- Dispose of removed material carefully to avoid new plants germinating.
all vehicles and machinery that have been in a cut-leaf nightshade
infested area are thoroughly cleaned down before moving to a clean area.
- See the
Washdown Guidelines for Weed and Disease Control for detailed information on how to wash-down equipment and personnel to reduce the chance of spreading cut-leaf nightshade.
- Individual plants can be dug out. Ensure any fruiting plants are bagged and deep buried on site.
- Under an off-label permit issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), there are herbicides registered for the control of cut-leaf nightshade in Tasmania. See
Herbicides for Cut-leaf Nightshade Control for more information.
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