Comparison of monthly weeding effort by:
weed type, paddock and control method
Weed types treated each month between July 2012 and June 2013
This graph shows how the relative effort required for different weed types and the total effort changed monthly across the year. It clearly indicates the big surge in effort required across late spring and summer to control Saffron Thistles and St. Johns Wort, the effort in Spring and Autumn to control Paterson's curse, and the peak in effort in Summer and Autumn to control Briars. Effort for many other weed types is distributed throughout the year, lessening in summer because of the demands to control the seasonal weeds.
Paddocks treated each month between July 2012 and June 2013
This graph shows how the relative effort required in each paddock changed across the year.
Weed control methods used each month between July 2012 and June 2013
This graph shows how the relative effort expended in different weed control methods changes across the year. Grubbing was spread throughout the year, scything peaked in summer to control the Saffron thistles, bagging of seed heads occurred primarily in late winter and summer and autumn to treat weeds that were not controlled before seed maturity, and spraying occurred from September to May, peaking in Spring and Autumn.