Impact of Toad Rush on Subterranean Clover Seed Production

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  • Published: 30 Mar 2010

  • Author(s): Seidel, John

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This RIRDC project focused on defining the impact of the weed toad rush (Juncus bufonius) on seed production in subterranean clover pastures. It also looked at identifying potential herbicides and suitable spray timings for the control of toad rush and developing guidelines to help farmers minimise the impact of toad rush.
Toad rush not only competes directly with the growth and development of plants but it also is a hindrance at time of harvest. Toad rush has increased in importance as a result of changes in agricultural practice and the weed is now present in over 63% of cropping paddocks across southern Australia.