African lovegrass (Eragrostis uvulas) is widespread throughout northern inland New South Wales. Its very efficient method of seed dispersal is ensuring that it will continue to spread.

Images on this page represent typical roadside stands of African lovegrass.

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African lovegrass – typical roadside example

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African lovegrass – Woodstock Rd east of Inverell NSW

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The seed heads show up against the dark background

CONTROL METHODS According to NSW Department of Primary Industries’ excellent booklet “Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook” 5th edition, non-chemical options include pasture improvement and proper grazing management will reduce re-establishment. Minimal soil disturbance required.

HERBICIDES – herbicide treatments include glyphosate and/or fluproponate (eg Tussock Herbicide®). Full information on rates and other critical comments in relation to timing etc are

listed on PAGE 4, Permit PER9792  available from the APVMA website OR – Extract below from NSW Department of Primary Industries’ excellent booklet “Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook” 5th edition – courtesy NSW DPI:

African lovegrass herbicide rates from NSW DPI noxious and environmental weed control handbook 2014

IMPORTANT: USE OF PESTICIDES – ALWAYS READ THE LABEL Pesticides must only be used for the purpose for which they are registered and must not be used in any other situation or in any manner contrary to the directions on the label. Never use a herbicide in any way contrary to the label recommendations.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this web site is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that information upon which they rely is up to date and to check currency of the information with the appropriate officer of North West Weeds or the user’s independent adviser.

Les Tanner 25/07/2015