How do you control a serrated tussock?

Spot spraying. Herbicides, glyphosate, 2,2-DPA and flupropanate, can be used to spot spray serrated tussock. Individual plants are treated using a knapsack or spray unit with handgun. Spot spraying can be done on foot or on a vehicle.

Why is serrated tussock bad?

Serrated tussock costs the community millions of dollars. Serrated tussock is a weed with no boundaries. It moves on the wind, under vehicles and machinery, on animals and on clothing. In a pasture it has no nutritional value; animals grazing on serrated tussock alone can die of malnutrition.

How do I get rid of tussock grass?

Chipping or hoeing physically removes the serrated tussock plant from the ground. It is a great method wher infestation are scattered or light. Once removed shake soil from the roots to remove any remaining soil exposing the roots and allowing them to dry out.

What herbicide kills serrated tussock?

Glyphosate herbicides
Glyphosate herbicides Use glyphosate for a complete knockdown of serrated tussock and other weeds. Glyphosate has no residual effect. Carefully timed applications can allow some selectivity – killing serrated tussock whilst preserving dormant desirable pastures.

How do I get rid of African love grass?

Observe grazing withholding periods. Glyphosate will also kill African lovegrass. Apply to actively growing plants in spring and summer. Use a glyphosate based herbicide to kill any regrowth.

Is tussock grass native to Australia?

Poa labillardieri | Common Tussock Grass | Native Australian Grasses.

How did serrated tussock come to Australia?

Serrated Tussock comes from South America and is thought to have arrived in Australia in the early 1900s, possibly in saddle packing. Its first official recording was made in Yass, around 24kms away from Ladevale, in 1935 and it was usually referred to as Yass River Tussock.

Do goats eat serrated tussock?

Serrated tussock is a weed of National economic importance. (1979) and Holst and Campbell (1987) reported on the use of goats in controlling serrated tussock on tablelands in central New South Wales. Goats were grazed with cattle initially at high stocking rates.

How does serrated tussock spread?

Serrated tussock seeds can spread long distances by wind and water. Wind is the main mechanism of spread. The ripe seed heads break of at the base and are carried long distances by wind – 10 km or more if conditions are favourable.

What do you spray African lovegrass with?

Herbicides are most effective in combination with healthy, competitive pastures. Spraying as a single control method is only effective where African lovegrass is selectively removed from a strong pasture. Burn heavy infestations before spraying the regrowth. Flupropanate gives the best control of African lovegrass.

Do cattle eat African lovegrass?

Especially during dry periods, African lovegrass is readily consumed by cattle and they do well on it in conjunction with dry legume and native grasses.

What animals eat tussock grass?

The seeds are a food source for numerous wildlife species including Mallards, Wood Ducks, Turkey, Cardinals, Juncos, squirrels and others. Deer eat the leaves and moles apparently will eat the roots. Tussock Sedges spread by both seed and rhizome.