Thistles can be controlled

 Key points

  • For control purposes there are two types of thistle—Californians and the rest
  • Annual and biennial thistles are best controlled by pasture management practices that encourage the maintenance of a tight sward
  • Topping, grubbing and herbicides also have a place in thistle control
  • Californian thistle can be controlled by regular rotational grazing, associated with the use of either topping or herbicides to deplete root reserves and weaken the plant.
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