LDC helps to manage GRT problem
LDC is working with Eungella and Crediton landholders to manage Giant rat’s tail (GRT) grass.
A case study on how graziers near Minani in the Pioneer Valley have been managing the invasive grass is an interesting read.
The African native was introduced to Australia in the early 1960s and can reduce pasture productivity and significantly degrade natural areas. Once it has taken hold, it’s difficult to eradicate.
Landholders rely on a combination of chemical and mechanical controls coupled with changes in land management practices to reduce its impact.
This case study was compiled by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Mackay Regional Council (MRC).
More information on Giant rat’s tail grass is available at: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Giant rat tail’s grasses fact sheet.