Story: Weeds of agriculture

Gorse (1st of 3)

Gorse

Gorse has invaded many thousands of hectares of farmland in New Zealand, and is easily the most widespread and costly brushweed. It rapidly colonises any bare ground, and seeds will survive in the ground for many years, ready to germinate when the soil is freshly disturbed. Gorse is controlled mainly by spraying with chemicals.

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Introduction of weeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16471/gorse (accessed 26 March 2019)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008