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Phone/SMS Text:(021) 278 5002
On-site Hazard Information
This page contains information about current on-site Hazards on GwenGary Orchard and is intended for all site visitors, Contractors undertaking work in the affected areas and owners of adjoining properties.
Production Blocks - Rabbit Control Program
A rabbit-control program in BOTH production blocks has commenced (on the 4th August 2021) and will last for up to 3 months.
The control program has been undertaken by PestAttack Ltd and involves the placement of multiple rabbit bait stations (using Pindone pellets) throughout both the production G3 and HW blocks. Stations are checked on a regular basis and any dead rabbits removed.
Pindone Product Information
Pindone AgTech Rabbit Pellets are a first generation anticoagulant cereal based pellet. A great deal of Pindone would need to be consumed for animals, such as cats and dogs, to suffer poisonous effects which makes Pindone less hazardous to non-target animals while still being lethal to rabbits.
As a precaution however, adjoining properties should ensure that any domestic and livestock animals in their care do NOT gain access to the property during this time. Keep ALL gates securely closed and where possible keep pets on a lead or indoors. Ensure visitors with pets are made aware of the program and keep their pets away from the blocks.
The treatment for Pindone poisoning is Vitamin K1, which helps counteract the anticoagulant effect of Pindone. If an animal displays symptoms of Pindone poisoning, a Vet can administer Vitamin K1, which is an effective treatment, but it must be given in the early stages of poisoning.
Production Blocks - Armillaria Treatment
A number of vines in the production blocks have been identified as being infected with Armillaria fungi. A treatment program has been undertaken, which involves sluicing the roots of the affected vines in order to expose the roots to the air and kill the fungi.
The sluiced vines have been marked with white/orange stakes. All contract staff should take extra care when working close to these marked vines, in order to avoid injury by stepping into the hole(s).
Main On-Site Rules & Requirements
All Site Visitors and Contract Staff MUST comply with the following requirements:-