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Summer rain spawns serrated tussock | Farm Online



The recent rains and mild summer in some parts of Victoria have been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the germination and growth of serrated tussock. Now is the time to check your property for this noxious weed.

Controlling serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) before the plant goes to seed is critical to prevent further spread, lost productivity and increased control requirements.

Summer rains can cause a second seeding event for serrated tussock, which can lead to germination of more seedlings in autumn. Now is the time to inspect your paddocks and ensure any plants are treated prior to seeding and further spread across the landscape.

Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party Community Engagement Officer Ivan…

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