Annual grass. Leaves are green/yellow and often red/purple near the base. Flowers are borne in spikelets within cylindrical panicles. Seed heads are present in January – May.
To help protect our environment:
Pasture, wasteland, roadsides, gardens, cultivated ground, wetlands.
Seeds dispersed by livestock. Human-mediated dispersal through movement of contaminated machinery, hay, balage and silage.
Major pasture pest that reduces feed production. Has poor nutritional value and may cause mouth ulcers and lesions in cattle. Reduces milk production and increases costs associated with supplementary feed and pasture renovation.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Other herbicides are available for selective use in pasture and crops.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.