Miconia control

Page last updated: Friday, 4 October 2019 - 5:37pm

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Control methods for Miconia (Miconia spp.) a declared pest in Western Australia.


Information about this pest can be found on the Miconia: 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 declared plant control handbook.

Recommended herbicides

  • Triclopyr
  • Triclopyr + picloram

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

Active ingredient

600g/L triclopyr

Rate of product/10L


Time of application

Prior to flowering

Wetting Agent

BS-1000 @ 1mL/L

More information

Thorough cover of foliage. Once foliage killed, the open canopy stimulates germination from seed bank. Adding a dye to the mixture makes it easier to determine which plants have been treated.

Other control measures

A basal bark treatment using 350mL/10L distillate is also effective

Access (Group I)

Active ingredient

240g/L triclopyr + 120g/L picloram

Rate of product/10L distillate


Time of application

Prior to flowering

Other control measures

Biological control using a fungal pathogen and a moth being tested in Hawaii

Contact information

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