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Project Number
Total Grant Value
Project Theme
Sustainable Land Use Post-mining
Project Period
2000 - 2002


The annual weed Ruby Dock (Rumex vesicarius L.) which rapidly colonized numerous rehabilitated minesites in WA and the NT caused a seasonal erosion problem, where perennial native plants have not established.

The research undertaken resulted in an integrated management system to drastically reduce R. vesicarius on affected minesites and prevent it spreading, to achieve long-term control.

Keywords: Ruby Dock, Rumex vesicarius, minesite rehabilitation, ecosystem management

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