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 Cape Tulip Control on Portland Island 

Our team performed a survey of the island for Cape Tulip, performing a grid search of the whole Portland Island.

All plants that we found were mapped using the latest GIS technology and presented to the client in maps.  Each plant that was located was also controlled, including removing all flower heads and seeds. 

We estimated we have now controlled close to 1,000 Cape Tulip plants and seedlings on the island over the three years we have been visiting here.

Cape Tulip is a highly poisonous agricultural weed; all parts of the plants are toxic and human and animal fatalities have been recorded in New Zealand after consuming it.