A review of golden dodder control options in the United States

  • Published: 16 Mar 2012

  • Author(s): Kester, Mark

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A rising incidence of outbreaks of golden dodder (Cuscuta campestris) in South Australia and Western Victoria is placing the country’s $30m per annum lucerne seed export industry at risk.

Mark Kester used the 2011 RIRDC Hugh Roberts Pasture Seed Travel Award to travel to the United States to investigate control options for golden dodder.

A range of options including grazing, burning, chemical control and on-farm biosecurity measures were observed.