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Comparison of effort in 2017-18 with earlier seasons

for each weed type (see comments below)

for the Reserve only, for the Neighbouring paddocks only and for the Total Effort.

Reserve Only

For month by month comparisons of weeding effort against previous seasons for each weed type, see
the weed type monthly history


Weed type Comparative
(relative to last season)
      Likely reasons
African Lovegrass more Effort increased recently with the African Lovegrass season in full swing.
St. Johns Wort less (Reserve)
Treatment commenced on the Reserve a month later this season, largely because the dry winter and late rains resulted in a delay in growth and flowering. Reduced volunteer availability has also delayed treatment. There has been no treatment off the Reserve in the last two seasons.
Blackberries similar Treatment has not commenced on the Reserve yet this season.
Briars much less Treatment only commenced on the Reserve towards the end of February, although some time was spent in the neighbouring paddocks.
Cootamundra wattle similar Treatment is occasional.
Saffron thistles similar The prevalence of Saffron Thistles on the Reserve started out less than previous years this season, though there were more on the Bottom Pinnacle. The late rain caused a large increase in effort required on the Reserve.
Horehound more Horehound is decreasing in prevalence across the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks in response to treatment in previous seasons; treatment is sporadic.
Verbascum much less The prevalence of Verbascum is much less than in previous years, resulting largely from the dry summer last season (see Controls on Verbascum Prevalence).

non-Saffron thistles much less These are largely under control on the Reserve with only a few isolated occurrences at present.
Paterson's Curse less There has been little Paterson's curse in evidence so far this season as a result of the dry winter.
Capeweed similar Prevalence was less this season than last season but a greater area of the Reserve was able to be treated than in previous seasons.
Exotic grasses (Serrated tussock, Chilean Needle grass and other exotics) more More effort to date this season on the "other" exotics.
Bathurst Burr   No effort to date this season.
Other woody weeds much less There are very few woody weeds left in the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks. Treatment is sporadic.
Nightshade more More nightshade this season as a result of conditions
Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds less This category includes Hoary mustard, Prickly lettuce, fleabane, skeleton weed, flatweed, catsear, Tragopogon, etc. The amount of effort spent on these depends more on the resources available than the prevalence of the weeds. Grubbing teams this season have had few other targets.



Bottom Pinnacle and North Kama only

Total Effort (Reserve plus Bottom Pinnacle plus North Kama)



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