Economics of controlling Carduus nutans on grazed pasture in New Zealand

@article{Moore1989EconomicsOC,
  title={Economics of controlling Carduus nutans on grazed pasture in New Zealand},
  author={Walter B. Moore and Chris J. Doyle and Anis Rahman},
  journal={Crop Protection},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={16-24}
}
Abstract A simplified mathematical model of nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) reproduction, growth and competition with grass has been constructed. Using the model, an attempt has been made to study the long-term economic implications of controlling nodding thistle infestations on grazed pasture in New Zealand using the herbicide MCPB. The indications from the model are that, in general, the highest long-term benefits are to be attained if herbicide is applied in October, whenever the thistle… Expand
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