Suppressing parthenium weed with pastures fact sheet

  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

  • Author(s): Adkins, Professor Steve

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Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) causes serious economic, health and environmental problems across northern Australia.

It has invaded around 600,000 square kilometres of rangelands and summer cropping areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales, and has spread into the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Pasture plants and plant mixtures have been investigated that could suppress the growth of parthenium weed and add to the current management tools in use.