Grass / Reed identification

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Grass / Reed identification

Hi,

Im in the Hawksbury River region (NSW) near a brackish creek and have the attached growing on the property.

Can anyone identify it?

thanks in advance

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Last seen: 09/26/2019 - 08:18
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Looks like a tussock, be very hard to slash or mulch unless doing it really slow in high revs.
Usually grow in lower waterlogged areas.
I remember as a kid farmer used to dig them out deep with a large mattock. From memory not sure if this was that successful or they just thought they doing right thing. I kow some farmers have poisened them with roundup either by spraying or using a wick wiper.
I am sure other farmers on this forum have had lot more experience and could give you some good advice.

Last seen: 10/11/2019 - 11:47
Joined: 10/11/2019 - 10:41

Yes it is a tussock variety and is best targeted with a weed wiper - I have used the weed wiper and it does a great job on tussock and any weed for that matter!

Last seen: 10/21/2019 - 22:12
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Steven,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question.

It looks like water rush, which prefers low lying wet areas.

Are you looking at ways to manage them?

Thanks,
Charlie

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