Thursday, April 25, 2024

Logan deploys new weed killing technology

Logan City Council has deployed a state-of-the-art sensor to detect and kill pavement weeds.

Council says that previously, it took up to a year for staff on foot to patrol the city and spray weeds.

“The truck-mounted sensor with an infra-red beam does the job in an environmentally
friendly way,” Council said in a statement.

The sensor is triggered by the presence of the pigment chlorophyll in weeds. It the applies a targeted and precise application of herbicide, which reduces overall chemical usage and minimises harm to non-target plants and ecosystems.

“The new technology, which comes at no additional cost to ratepayers, helps minimise weeds from growing into the drainage system and clogging stormwater run-off.”

Logan is the first Council in Queensland to acquire and use the technology from the United States.

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