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Feathertop Rhodes grass becoming a nuisance down south

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Feathertop Rhodes grass becoming a nuisance down south.. The need to assist northern growers and their advisers in combating feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) has led to the publication of a new integrated weed management manual on the weed - an initiative of the GRDC's Central Queensland Grower Solutions (CQGS) group and co-funded by the GRDC and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)... "The FTR seedbank can be fully depleted in 12 to 18 months, so with a careful use of weed-seed control, crop rotation, strategic tillage and techniques such as burning on top of traditional herbicide control, growers stand a good chance of being able to remove the weed successfully," Mr Aisthorpe says...