Serrated tussock in Tasmania

Christian Goninon, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, GPO Box 192B, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia.


Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) is probably Tasmania's most serious weed threat. It infests approximately 1500 ha of land in south eastern Tasmania and poses an enormous threat to the pastoral industry and environment. A taskforce with representation from affected land managers has been formed and a strategy is being developed with the aim of managing, if not eradicating, existing infestations.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1998) 13 (2) 98-99.