A difficult taxonomic group with seven recognized agronomic types with a cultivar of one type, Eragrostis curvula cv. Consol, registered for sowing in Australia as a pasture plant. All are within the noxious weed declaration. A highly persistent, summer-growing, tussock grass with seed not adapted for natural spread. Generally spread short distances by wind but otherwise in mud sticking to animal hooves, footwear, machinery, etc., and as a contaminant in pasture hay and soils and gravels. Will dominate pasture. Control, in practice, in arable areas, is by cultivation and cropping or perennial pasture establishment, and is otherwise by grazing management.


Department Primary Industries – NSW WeedWise – African Lovegrass