By Peter Clifton, Northern Territory Regional Landcare Facilitator
From the LandcareNT blog, posted Sunday, 04/11/2012
Camp Creek Station recently had a massive gamba grass fire which showed up on the BOM radar. Owner Jeff Blake told us what happened and how he normally manages gamba grass:
Vogler, W.D., Bahnisch, L.M. and Gramshaw, D. (1998). "Can fire control Giant Rat's Tail Grass (Sporobolus pyramidalis)?" Proceedings of the 9th Australian Agronomy Conference Australian Society of Agronomy.
This study demonstrates that Giant Rat's Tail Grass seed is killed by dry heat and should be killed by most severe fires