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Comparison of effort in 2023-24 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 more but small so far
St. John's Wort much less
In July to September last year there was a lot of catch-up treatment from the previous season.
Blackberries similar Blackberry treatment doesn't start until November.
Briars similar Briar treatment doesn't start until November.
Cootamundra wattle similar There are not many on the Reserve and treatment is occasional.
Saffron thistles similar Still much reduced number of Saffron thistles compared with several years ago.
Horehound similar Horehound is a little more prevalent this season.
Verbascum much less Much less Verbascum so far this season, consistent with expectations from summer rainfall, which was much less than the previous season.
non-Saffron thistles similar 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 than we are able to provide.
Paterson's Curse much more Paterson's Curse is more prevalent this season in some locations and receiving a lot of attention.
Capeweed more More effort to control it in Weetangera paddock this season than the previous two but less than 3 years ago.
Exotic grasses (other than those classified of National Significance) much less Less effort spent in Weetangera paddock trying to clear exotic grasses from planting areas than last year.
Bathurst Burr much less Bathurst Burr is not evident so far this season
Other woody weeds much more There have been a lot of miscellaneous woody weeds early this season in response to the previous two high rainfall seasons
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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