New invader weed to watch for

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8 years 1 month ago #519628 by spoook
Mainly in the SI, this weed i s unwanted.
"A biosecurity incursion response has been launched after the weed pest Velvetleaf was found in several South Island fodder crops. Velvetleaf is considered one of the world’s worst weed pests for arable crops, competing with crops for nutrients, water and space. Federated Farmers is working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), FAR and other industry partners as they investigate the incursion and begin the response.

Federated Farmers encourages all South Island farmers to be on the look out for Velvetleaf, especially if you have fodder beet on your farm. It should be easy to spot among this season’s fodder beet plantings as it stands well above the growing beet and has very distinctive yellow-orange flowers which appear over summer and autumn.

Further information about Velvetleaf: bit.ly/1YfN2Lu"

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8 years 1 month ago #519645 by Ronney
Which begs the question- How the hell did it get here?!!!

Cheers,
Ronnie

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8 years 1 month ago #519651 by Stikkibeek

Ronney wrote: Which begs the question- How the hell did it get here?!!!

Cheers,
Ronnie

Imported seed from a dodgy source

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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8 years 1 week ago #520725 by AlanL

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