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Paramatta Grass – What You Can Do

Giant Parramatta GrassWhat is Paramatta Grass & Why is it so prolific?

Giant Parramatta grass is a coarse tussocky grass, 70-160 cm in height. The seed head is up to 40 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. Stems grow in a fan-like arrangement and the leaf-sheaths are folded. Leaf blades are up to 50 cm long and 1.5–5 mm wide. Its flower head is a dark, slaty green, dense, spike-like panicle 25-45 cm long, with branches usually lax at maturity, and sometimes diverging slightly. The spikelets are 1.5-2 mm long.

Why is it worth removing Paramatta Grass?

Parramatta grass can dramatically decrease economic viability of grazing land and lower land values, by reducing viable carrying capacity and decreased production by up to Continue reading

Strangles, is it the forgotten Vaccination?

Strangles in HorsesIn recent years there has been much concern about the Hendra Virus and it’s effect in the Northern NSW area, so Strangles seems to have taken a ‘back seat’.

What is Strangles?

Coffs Harbour Produce has previously published articles on Strangles as we believe that it is still super important for our Equine friends to be vaccinated against this debilitating condition. You can read about Strangles here, and Tetanus and Strangles here.

What our team has noticed… Continue reading