Cabomba control

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Control methods for cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) a declared pest in Western Australia.


Information about this pest can be found on the cabomba: declared pest page.

Chemical requirements

When using any agricultural chemicals please ensure that you always follow instructions on the label and any permit. Users of agricultural chemical products must always strictly comply with the directions on the label and the conditions of any permit. To view permits or product labels go to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website.

Chemical control options

Chemical control options can be found below. For other methods of control please refer to the aquatic weed control page.

Recommended herbicides

2,4-D LV ester                      

Herbicide: 2,4-D  ester (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

600 and 680g/L ethyl hexyl ester and 800g/L N-butyl ester

Rate of product

12.5L/mega litre of water


For spot spraying:

  • Add 12.5L of product to partly filled 200L tank
  • Pre-mix 5kg of diatomaceous earth in 10L water and add to tank
  • Thoroughly mix using agitation
  • Inject into plant mass
  • Do not treat entire water mass
  • Use on non potable water only

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080