Comparison of monthly weeding effort by:
weed species, paddock and control method
Weed species treated each month between July 2011 and June 2012
This graph shows how the relative effort required for different species 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, whereas effort for many other species is distributed throughout the year, lessening in summer because of the demands to control the seasonal species.
Paddocks treated each month between July 2011 and June 2012
This graph shows how the relative effort required in each paddock changed across the year.
Weed control methods used each month between July 2011 and June 2012
This graph shows how the relative effort expended in different weed control methods changes across the year. Grubbing was spread throughout the year (with a peak before the spraying season kicked off), scything peaked in summer to control the limited Saffron thistles, bagging of seed heads occurred through summer and autumn to treat weeds that were not controlled before seed maturity, and spraying occurred throughout the year, but peaked in summer and autumn.