Persistent tropical weeds demand a methodical approach

By Bob Freebairn
May 22 2017 - 5:00am
An African lovegrass and Coolatai grass infested paddock zero till sown to oats as part of a long-term control strategy. Note dense African lovegrass and Coolatai on the opposite side of the boundary fence.
An African lovegrass and Coolatai grass infested paddock zero till sown to oats as part of a long-term control strategy. Note dense African lovegrass and Coolatai on the opposite side of the boundary fence.

ERADICATING Coolatai and African lovegrass is possible on arable country, but reinfestation is a constant threat. On non-arable country where these weeds are well established, eradication is near impossible. One needs to manage them for good animal productivity. 

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