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Giant rat’s tail slashes land value, pasture productivity, but there’s hope battling the superspreader




It cripples land values and slashes productivity by up to 80 per cent, but there is finally hope in the battle against an invasive seed-spreading weed that is hitching its way up and down the east coast of Australia.

Introduced in contaminated pasture seed in the 1960s, giant rat’s tail grass (GRT) is a superspreader.

GRT seeds stick to tractors, cars, clothes, native and domesticated animals, and survives to sprout in manure.

It is estimated to cost the cattle…

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