Cane needle grass (Nassella hyalina)

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Impact

Cane needle grass is drought tolerant and forms dense, competitive infestations. It is closely related to serrated tussock which costs southeastern Australia’s grazing industries more than $40 million annually in control expenditure and lost production. Several species of Nassella have proven difficult to control and have continued to spread since their introduction into Australia, and are now environmental and agricultural weeds.

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Cane needle grass (Nassella hyalina).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, detailing weeds declared noxious in New South Wales, Australia, under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. The Order lists the weed names, the control class and the control requirements for each species declared in a Local Control Authority area.

Area Class Legal requirements
Bega Valley 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed
Eurobodalla 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed
Shoalhaven 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed
Wagga Wagga 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2014