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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 much more ALG is flourishing this season
St. John's Wort much less
Spraying was interrupted by wet weather and then by very dry conditions in February and March halting growth.
Blackberries similar Another season when Blackberries are germinating and growing strongly, with more effort to come in April.
Briars similar Briar numbers have been similar to the last few seasons.
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 less Horehound is a little less 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 less 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. The effort belies their prevalence because of rain interruptions to treatment.
Paterson's Curse much more Paterson's Curse is more prevalent this season in some locations (notably Kama Link) and requiring a lot of attention.
Capeweed similar Continued less effort to control it in Weetangera paddock this season.
Exotic grasses (other than those classified of National Significance) much less Much less effort spent in Weetangera paddock trying to clear exotic grasses from planting areas than last season.
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 this season in a delayed response to the previous three high rainfall seasons
Skeleton weed much less Skeleton weed has not been specifically targeted so far this season.
Miscellaneous broadleaf weeds 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 more 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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