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Black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides) may be present in Canterbury.
An “Unwanted Organism” under the Biosecurity Act 1993, this invasive weed must be eradicated before it has a chance to establish and damage New Zealand’s grain and seed industry. Farmers can help keep New Zealand free of the weed by keeping their eyes open and reporting any suspicious finds. This guide outlines what to look for.