Investigation of the impact of toad rush (Juncus bufonis) on subterranean c


The project will inform farmers of the importance of toad rush and provide information to enable them to initiate the most appropriate control strategy to maximize returns from subterranean clover production. The project will deliver a detailed report including information on the biology of the weed, information leaflets detailing major findings and a scientific paper reporting on trial results.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Peracto Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

To quantify the impact of toad rush infestations on seed production in subterranean clover pastures. To measure subterranean clover herbage dry matter and soil nitrogen input when toad rush is removed from the subterranean clover system. To identify the herbicide(s) and time of application that will provide satisfactory control of toad rush in subterranean clover pastures. To provide farmers with a better understanding of the impact of toad rush on subterranean clover pastures and to provide guidelines to minimize the impact of toad rush infestations.

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Project Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority


National Priority

PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability


Related publications


Impact of Toad Rush on Subterranean Clover Seed Production