Weeds in pasture and fodder



Rapid, widespread dominance of exotic, stoloniferous, perennial grass Indian couch (Bothriochloa pertusa) is occurring in Queensland pastures, with reports also for the Northern Territory. This transformation is not…

Giant rat’s tail grass (Sporobolus natalensis and S. pyramidalis) is part of the group of weedy Sporobolus grasses that also includes American rat’s tail grass (S. jacquemontii), Giant…

Understanding basic Giant Rats Tail (GRT) grass biology enables landholders to develop clear management strategies that will assist them in reducing its impacts and maintaining productivity of grazing…

Northern Western Australia is a vast region widely recognised for its spectacular landscapes and unique ecosystems with high environmental, economic, social and cultural values. The WA rangelands are…

This guide to ‘Reducing weed risks from fodder’ aims to increase awareness of weed risks associated with fodder use in Queensland. It highlights tools which can be used to help you assess your weed risks when sourcing fodder and suggests simple strategies for reducing weed risk during fodder transportation, storage and feeding out.

This manual offers best practice management options to land managers dealing with weedy Sporobolus grasses, including giant rat’s tail grass (GRT) and giant Parramatta grass.

The aim of this guide is to help landholders and advisors identify the risk factors and deal proactively and more effectively with the incidence of pimelea. It includes several producer case studies from across Australia.

Grader grass (Themeda quadrivalvis) is an undesirable species in grazing lands and conservation areas of Australia. Download a copy of the Grader grass management guide (PDF, 1.45 MB)…