Pest plant - Chilean and Texas needle grass

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015
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Chilean and Texas needle grass (Nassella neesiana and Nassella leucotricha) can severely reduce carrying capacity of pastures and cause damage to the skin, fleece and eyes of stock.

Description

Chilean Needle Grass

The illustration below compares Australian speargrass (Austrostipa spp. ) native grass (top illustration) to the Chilean needle grass (below illustration)

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Texas Needle Grass

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Why is it a problem?

Distribution

Ecology

How it spreads


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