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Comparison of effort in 2022-23 with earlier seasons

for each weed type (see comments below)

for the Reserve only and for the Total Effort

Reserve Only


Weed type Comparative
(relative to last season; Reserve only)
      Likely reasons
African Lovegrass less
St. John's Wort less
Some treatment this season was delayed by the by the need to treat other priority weeds.
Blackberries much more There are a much larger number of blackberries this season and a high proportion at an advanced stage, as a result of 3 seasons of above average rainfall.
Briars much more Briar spraying is done with blackberry spraying for efficiency because of their similar locations, so more briar spraying to this point of the season has been done than in the previous 2 seasons.
Cootamundra wattle similar There are not many on the Reserve and treatment is occasional.
Saffron thistles much less Much reduced number of Saffron thistles so far this season.
Horehound much more Horehound is more prevalent this season.
Verbascum less Less effort has been available for Verbascum so far this season because of other priorities.
non-Saffron thistles more Although these had been largely under control on the Reserve until 2020, the wet seasons since then have caused their resurgence and they are now requiring more effort to control that we are able to provide.
Paterson's Curse much more Paterson's Curse is more prevalent this season in some locations.
Capeweed much less Effort this season and last has been much less than in the previous season when considerable effort was expended in an attempt to control it in Weetangera paddock.
Exotic grasses (Serrated tussock, Chilean Needle grass and other exotics) much more A lot of effort spent in Weetangera paddock trying to clear exotic grasses from planting areas.
Bathurst Burr much less Bathurst Burr is usually treated later in the season, but was pushed to the next season in 2019-20.
Other woody weeds much less There are very few woody weeds left in the Reserve and neighbouring paddocks. Treatment is sporadic.
Skeleton weed much less Skeleton weed has not been specifically targeted so far this season.
Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds much more This category includes a range of low to medium risk weeds such as Hoary mustard, Prickly lettuce, fleabane, flatweed, catsear, Tragopogon, plantain, etc. A lot of effort spent in Weetangera paddock trying to clear broadleaf weeds from planting areas.



Total Effort (Reserve plus Bottom Pinnacle plus North Kama)



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