What do we mean by weeds? Weeds have been defined as a plant growing where it isn’t wanted; however, not all weeds are noxious weeds. There are many plants which can be opportunist pasture weeds because of poor soil fertility, overstocking or under stocking and poor grazing management.
Alternatively there are invasive noxious weeds which have no agricultural value, grow to the exclusion of other desirable plants, degrade the value of the land and require a considerable commitment of time and resources to eradicate.
The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network has developed a series of 12 fact sheets on a variety of topics of special interest to the small landholder. Whilst these fact sheets have been developed for landholders in this region of Victoria, the advice offered equally applies to other parts.
This fact sheet provides some useful considerations, resources and references for those starting out.
Click here to view the Fact Sheet Managing Weeds on Farms
Source material is available so groups can edit and print their own modified version:
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