For month by month comparisons of weeding effort against previous seasons for each weed type, see
the weed type monthly history
(relative to last season; Reserve only)
| Likely reasons
||There has been strong growth of African Lovegrass this season as a result of the wet and hot summer, as well as more volunteers confident in its identification and treatment.|
|St. Johns Wort
||Treatment started earlier than last season.
Effort is also greater than all previous seasons, primarily because of the strong growth induced by the wet, warm summer and the better availability of volunteer time..
|| slightly less
||Briar numbers continue to decline on the Reserve
||Treatment is occasional.
||The dry winter reduced their emergence, and germination after recent rains did not result in the increased effort expected.
||Horehound is decreasing in prevalence across the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks in response to treatment in previous seasons; treatment is sporadic.
|| There was very little Verbascum this season, which was also the case last season. It is hoped that this reflects successful control rather than seasonal rainfall.
||These are largely under control on the Reserve with only a few isolated occurrences at present.
||There is not much Paterson's Curse on the Reserve this season but a steady effort has been required.
||Prevalence was much less this season than last season because of the dry winter and spring.
|Exotic grasses (Serrated tussock, Chilean Needle grass and other exotics)
|| much more
||More effort to date this season on the exotic grasses such as oats, particularly in Weetangera paddock where there is an increased effort to control them after the hazard reduction burn early in 2018.
||There is very little Bathurst Burr and it is not usually treated until Autumn.
|Other woody weeds
|| slightly more
||There are very few woody weeds left in the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks. Treatment is sporadic.
||Skeleton weed treatment not monitored in the past.
|Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds
|| much more
||This category includes Hoary mustard, Prickly lettuce, fleabane, 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.