Buffel grass is a declared plant under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.
The sale and movement of buffel grass in South Australia is prohibited.
Information on the identification, habitat and distribution of buffel grass in SA is available via the links below.
Controlling buffel grass on your property
Legal requirements for controlling buffel grass on your property will depend on your local Natural Resource Management (NRM) region, with:
- enforced control required in the:
- Alinytjara Wilurara
- Northern and Yorke
- SA Arid Lands NRM regions
- enforced destruction required in the remainder of the Sate.
Contact your local Natural Resources centre about controlling buffel grass in your region.
Effects of buffel grass infestation
Buffel grass can create:
- a significant fire threat
- a loss of native vegetation and habitats
- competition with other plants for water and nutrients
Buffel grass is an environmental weed due to its:
- rapid growth rate
- fast maturation
- prolonged flowering period
- prolific seed production
- high seed dispersal
- long seed dormancy
- drought tolerance
- fire resistance
- grazing resistance.
A co-ordinated control approach has been developed in the:
Buffel grass control advice
Contact your local Natural Resources centre
Buffel grass surveys and modeling
- Buffel grass roadside surveys April 2014 ()
- Buffel grass roadside surveys March 2015 ()
- Roadside buffel grass survey of north eastern South Australia 2013 ()
- Roadside buffel grass survey of north eastern South Australia 2012 ()
- Roadside buffel grass survey 2010 ()
- Habitat suitability and susceptibility modelling for strategic control of invasive buffel grass, SA ()
Buffel grass fact sheets
- Buffel grass – Declared plant fact sheet ( or ).
- PIRSA factsheet Buffel Grass Control ()
- PIRSA factsheet Buffel Grass Hygiene ()
- PIRSA factsheet Buffel Grass Identification ()
- PIRSA factsheet Buffel Grass Herbicide Trials ()
- PIRSA factsheet Buffel Grass Decision Tool for Buffel Grass control ()