Madagascar rubber vine control

Page last updated: Monday, 20 July 2020 - 2:10pm

Control methods for Madagascar rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis) a declared pest in Western Australia.

Information about this pest can be found on the Madagascar rubber vine: 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.

Control options

Chemical control options can be found below. For other methods of control please refer to the declared plant control handbook.

Chemical control options

Recommended herbicides

Autumn - during active growth

  • Triclopyr + picloram
  • Dicamba
  • Metsulfuron
  • Picloram + 2,4-D amine
  • Triclopyr

Freshly cut stump

  • 2,4-D amine
  • Access™
Herbicide: Triclopyr + picloram (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)
Active ingredient 300g/L triclopyr + 100g/L picloram
Amount of product/10L water 35mL
Wetting agent dilution 1:400
Time of application Autumn - during active growth
Remarks Foliar spray - may damage legumes

Herbicide: Dicamba (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

  1. 500g/L dicamba
  2. 700g/kg (Cadence)

Rates of dilution for spot spraying

  1. 0.35L for 500g/L formulation

Amount of product/10L water

  1. 20 - 40mL for 500g/L formulation
  2. 10g for 700g/kg formulation

Wetting agent dilution

1:400

Time of application

Autumn - during active growth.

Remarks

  • Foliar spray - may damage legumes
  • Thorough coverage essential
  • Add 25mL of 2,4-D (800g/L) ester

Herbicide: Metsulfuron (Group B) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

600g/kg metsulfuron methyl

Rates of dilution for spot spraying

15g/100L

Amount of product/10L water

1.5g

Wetting agent dilution

1:500

Time of application

Autumn - during active growth

Remarks

  • Foliar spray - may damage legumes
  • Do not treat bushes over 3m tall

Herbicide: Picloram + 2,4-D amine (Group I)

Active ingredient

75g/L picloram + 300g/L of 2,4-D amine

Amount of product/10L water

130mL

Wetting agent dilution

1:400

Time of application

Autumn - during active growth

Remarks

  • Foliar spray - may damage legumes. Thoroughly wet foliage and also soil around plant.
  • Other soil residual products such as hexazinone (Velpar) and tebuthiuron (Graslan) are also registered for use.
  • The triclopyr + picloram mix Access™ is also registered as a basal bark or cut stump application at the rate of 1L Access™ per 60L distillate. For basal bark treat plants with stems up to 5cm basal diameter. Use cut stump for same size and larger than basal bark.

Herbicide: Triclopyr (Group I) (various trade names: see APVMA link)

Active ingredient

600g/L triclopyr

Amount of product/10L distillate

160mL

Time of application

When actively growing

Remarks

  • Basal bark treatment. Apply liberally to base of plant.
  • Also use for cut stump treatment. Apply immediately to cut surface.

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

Active ingredient

a) 500g/L 2,4-D amine

b) 625g/L 2,4-D amine

Rates of dilution for spot spraying

a) 1:50 for 500g/L formulation
b) 1:62 for 625g/L formulation

Amount of product/10L water

a) 200mL for 500g/L formulation
b) 160mL for 625g/L formulation

Time of application

When actively growing

Remarks Apply to foliage as a high volume spray. Add wetting agent at 1:400 dilution.

Contact information

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