Summer rain and shortage of herbicides allow for Rat's Tail invasion

Clare Adcock
By Clare Adcock
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:36pm, first published February 8 2022 - 5:00am
Peter Thompson, Manager, Elgin Station, Conondale and Weed Scientist Joe Vitelli, Biosecurity Qld discussing giant rats tail (GRT) grass management using a wick-wiper. Photo: AgForce

Landowners are struggling with an explosion of Giant Rat's Tail grass after widespread, significant rainfall in recent months, coinciding with a shortage in herbicides caused by international shipping issues.

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Clare Adcock

Clare Adcock

Roma Journalist - Queensland Country Life

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