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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
Effort
(relative to last season)
      Likely reasons
African Lovegrass much less Effort confined to critical areas inside the Reserve this season.
St. Johns Wort similar Treatment has not commenced yet this season.
Blackberries same Treatment has not commenced yet this season.
Briars same Treatment has not commenced yet this season.
Cootamundra wattle same Treatment is occasional.
Saffron thistles much less The prevalence of Saffron Thistles is much less than previous years this season, though there are more on the Bottom Pinnacle than 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 more Restricted to the Bottom Pinnacle this season, with bagging of some areas not previously treated.

non-Saffron thistles much less Like many other weed types this season, prevalence is low as a result of the very dry winter and spring.
Paterson's Curse less There is little Paterson's curse in evidence this season as a result of the dry winter.
Capeweed much less Treatment did not commence until October this season.
Exotic grasses (Serrated tussock, Chilean Needle grass) less Little effort to date this season.
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 about the same  
Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds more 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)

year-on-year

 

 
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