Paddy’s lucerne control

Access all the information needed for control of this noxious weed, including weed identification, herbicide application and spray timings.


Paddy’s lucerne description

Paddy’s lucerne identification

Paddy’s lucerne is an erect perennial weed that can grow up to 1 m tall. It is typically found in roadside areas and rocky terrains, although is also found in competitive pasture due to its unpalatability to livestock.

Its leaves are a dull green colour and diamond-shaped, 2–5 cm in length. The flowers are a pale orange to yellow colour and form on individual woody stalks and generally sprout in bunches of three or four.

The weed also produces a small fruit that is 30–40 mm long. When the fruit matures it separates into eight to 12 one-seeded segments.

Paddy’s lucerne control

Controlling Paddy’s lucerne

Herbicides for control of Paddy’s lucerne

Product#Method of applicationRate*State
Starane® Advanced Herbicide Foliar spray 600 mL/100 L of water All
Grazon® Extra Herbicide Foliar spray 500 mL/100 L of water All
Starane® Advanced Herbicide Boom application 2.4 L/ha All
Starane® Advanced Herbicide Boom application 1.2 L/ha + 1.6 L/ha Amine 625 All

# Note: Preferred product option in bold.  * Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.

Treatment timing

Timing for Paddy’s lucerne

For best results spray when plants are actively growing and ensure thorough coverage of all foliage and stems.

Starane® Advanced Herbicide
Key: Best time to spray/treat Can spray/treat if conditions are suitable Do not spray/treat