Research Project Details

Project Details

Back to Research Program
Investigation of the impact of toad rush (Juncus bufonis) on subterranean c
Summary 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.
Program 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.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Thursday, July 01, 2004
Project completion date Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal PSE-Production and processing efficiency and improved sustainability
Principal researcher John Seidel
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact sandra Arnold