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Comparison of effort in 2018-19 with earlier seasons

for each weed type (see comments below)

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

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 Too early for main treatment.
St. Johns Wort same
 
Blackberries same  
Briars same  
Cootamundra wattle similar Treatment is occasional.
Saffron thistles less No treatment so far this season.
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 An early stat to this season cleaning up stalked plants from the previous season in areas of Bottom Pinnacle not previously treated.

non-Saffron thistles less These are largely under control on the Reserve with only a few isolated occurrences at present.
Paterson's Curse less Not much Paterson's curse yet because of the dry season
Capeweed similar Prevalence is less this season than last season but a greater area of the Reserve has been treated compared with last season.
Exotic grasses (Serrated tussock, Chilean Needle grass and other exotics) similar More effort to date this season on the "other" exotics.
Bathurst Burr same There is very little Bathurst Burr and it is not treated until Autumn.
Other woody weeds much more There are very few woody weeds left in the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks. Treatment is sporadic.
Skeleton weed   Skeleton weed treatment not monitored in the past.
Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds similar 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.

 

 

Total Effort (Reserve plus Bottom Pinnacle plus North Kama)

year-on-year

Bottom Pinnacle and North Kama only

 

 
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