What does Paspalum look like and how to control it?
Paspalum is along lived clumping grass that has managed to naturalise itself in open pastures, footpaths, roadsides and gardens.
It has fine foliage up to eight centimetres and can flower to over one and half metres high. Thickets of this invasive species can easily invade native bushland and smother out vulnerable native species
Paspalum is widely regarded as a major environmental weed in most Australian states
Recognising paspalum weed
The seed heads of this species are mostly recognised with tassels arranged in loose clusters and are pendulous in nature. This species self-seeds voraciously and clumps are difficult to eradicate once fully established.
How to control paspalum weed
Control can be done by using selected herbicides as a foliar spray, slashing and mowing, complete physical removal of individual clumps and seasonal grazing by livestock such as goats.
Apply Searles Paspalum, Nutgrass & Clover Killer on selected lawns for effective control of paspalum weed.
Note: This product is only suitable for Couch (not QLD Blue Couch), Bent and Fescue.
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