Carthamus lanatus, Weed control, Herbicides
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Saffron thistle is a declared primary noxious weed in Western Australia and is especially troublesome in the northern agricultural areas.
Field trials aimed at finding the cheapest and most effective method of controlling the weed have shown that 2,4-D applied at the correct stage is the best chemical to use.
Quinlivan, B J. and Pearce, H. A.
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5:
6, Article 5.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss6/5