• Trial 1 - Phil and Tina, Birdwood, SA

    Trial site:

    13/05/16 - Setting up photo monitoring points.

    21/5/16 - Sprayed using 1L /Ha glyphosate, plus Goal penetrant 100mls wetter; Guildford grass & clover still upright

    14/07/16 - Site preparation includes picking stones/rocks.

    23/9/2016 - Extremely wet site is inhibiting herbicide application and site preparation.

     

    23/10/16 - Site Preparation - By adding a bit of weight to the harrows they dug in about3 - 5 cm, enough to leave small furroughs. By working the site three times in different directions an ideal seed bed was produced.

    28/10/2016 - Hand seeding by UTLMP staff and volunteers; Seed sowing methodology in report below; 20' air temp, 38' soil surface temp and 20' sub-soil 10-20mm.

    7/2/17 - Germination of Kangaroo Grass following excellent summer rains.

    21/09/2017 - Most of the weeds were broadleals, clover & capeweed. Hand-sprayed using a broadspectrum herbicide (Glyphosate) and only focussing on the tussocks of exotic grasses (mainly fog grass, barley grass, 'hills grass' and the odd rye and cocksfoot).

    February 2018 - "Kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) growing well and about to f=drop more seed in the inter-tussock spaces, lots of new plants germinated since last year."

     

    Some native visitors on site enjoying

    the green pick.

    Evidence of grazing.

    Still some bare patches within, but with less than 100mls of rainfall since Sept 2017, minimal germination has happened over summer.