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Mexican poppy is the common name given to two weeds: Argemone mexicana and Argemone ochroleuca. Both species are poisonous.
The plants identified here have the potential to cause significant damage to Western Australia's pastoral industry and to the unique biodiversity of the rangelands.
Livestock producers have been encouraged to monitor paddocks and livestock over coming months for toxic plants and signs of summer weed poisoning, especially if further rainfall occurs.
This section answers some frequently asked questions about the Agricultural weed surveillance project.
Opuntioid cacti (Opuntia species excluding Opuntia ficus-indica, Cylindropuntia species and Austrocylindropuntia species) have been designated as Weeds of Natio
Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Rod Randall has been recognised for his work in weeds research, awarded the Medal for Leadership by the Council of Australasian Weed Societies.
Department of Agriculture and Food trials comparing how barley varieties compete against weeds, annual ryegrass and oats, will be detailed at upcoming field days.
Home gardeners and south coast farmers are urged to look out for a weed which poses a risk to barley crops and is toxic to livestock.