Paddy’s lucerne

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Paddy’s lucerne control

Access all the information needed for control of this noxious weed, including weed identification, herbicide application and spray timings.

Paddy’s lucerne Description

Paddy’s lucerne Identification

Paddy’s lucerne is an erect perennial weed that can grow up to 1 m tall. It is typically found in roadside areas and rocky terrains, although is also found in competitive pasture due to its unpalatability to livestock.

Its leaves are a dull green colour and diamond-shaped and 2–5 cm in length. The flowers are a pale orange to yellow colour and form on individual woody stalks and generally sprout in bunches of three or four.

The weed also produces a small fruit that is 30–40 mm long. When the fruit matures it separates into eight to 12 one-seeded segments.

Paddy’s lucerne Control

Controlling Paddy’s lucerne

Herbicides for control of Paddy’s lucerne

Method of application Rate* State
Grazon™ Extra Herbicide Foliar spray 500 mL/100 L of water All
Starane™ Advanced Herbicide Foliar spray 600 mL/100 L of water All
Starane Advanced Boom application 2.4 L/ha All
Starane Advanced Boom application 1.2 L/ha + 1.4 L/ha Statesman™ 720 All

# Note: Preferred product option in bold. * Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.

Treatment Timing

Timing for Paddy’s lucerne

PRODUCT Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Starane Advanced
Best time to spray/treat
Can spray/treat
if conditions are suitable
Do not spray/treat