Northern and Yorke
Natural Resources Management Board FA C T S H E E T N O . 1 . 0 0 1
Lower North Group
Northern and Yorke Blanket wipers are adapted from weed wipers Advantages
Natural Resource and provide a robust, inexpensive way of
applying herbicide directly onto weeds. • Increased operator safety due to
no spray drift.
Ph: (08) 8847 2544 Northern and Yorke Natural Resource
Fx: (08) 8847 2500 Management Board has constructed its own
blanket wiper to help manage Cape Tulip and
• No spray drift and risk of off-target
other tall weeds in the region.
The device gives a total width of four metres
• Chemical applied to target plants and
little is applied to non-target plants.
and incorporates a 50 litre electric spray
tank that can be demounted from the unit for
• Application opportunities are not lost or
delayed due to windy conditions.
Principles • Home-made units are inexpensive and
simple to construct.
• A vertical strip of carpet which acts as a
wiper surface is passed across weeds,
which are taller than the surrounding
• Units are easy to use.
Main Office pasture or crops. • Units are robust with few moving parts.
Northern and Yorke NRM Board
PO Box 175
Small metered doses of chemical are Blankets are easy to clean and replace.
pumped via the spray tank and controller
41-49 Eyre Road
Crystal Brook SA 5523
onto the carpets. • Small amounts of chemical mix is applied
Ph: (08) 8636 2361
Fx: (08) 8636 2371
• he chemical mix then flows to the
bottom edge of the carpets which pass Information on hire fees and delivery of
www.nynrm.sa.gov.au across the taller target weeds applying the blanket wiper can be obtained from
chemical to them. the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource
Management Board’s Lower North
• The carpets are given a degree of rigidity
by a heavy rubber material placed
authorised officers on (08) 884 72544.
• Blanket wipers may be positioned in front
of a vehicle or as a trailing version.
• It can be adjusted to the desired height to
selectively tall target weeds.