Investigation of the impact of toad rush (Juncus bufonis) on subterranean c

Peracto Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-000813

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, July 1, 2004

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

  • National Priority: PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability


The project will inform farmers of the importance of toad rush and provide information to enable them to initiate the most appropriate control strategy to maximize returns from subterranean clover production. The project will deliver a detailed report including information on the biology of the weed, information leaflets detailing major findings and a scientific paper reporting on trial results.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Peracto Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

– To quantify the impact of toad rush infestations on seed production in subterranean clover pastures. – To measure subterranean clover herbage dry matter and soil nitrogen input when toad rush is removed from the subterranean clover system. – To identify the herbicide(s) and time of application that will provide satisfactory control of toad rush in subterranean clover pastures. – To provide farmers with a better understanding of the impact of toad rush on subterranean clover pastures and to provide guidelines to minimize the impact of toad rush infestations.