Branched broomrape (Orobanche ramosa) is a serious pest of crops and pastures. The weed was first detected in South Australia in 1992 and has been the subject of a national eradication program since 2001. The eradication program is being progressively wound-up to conclude at the end of June 2012. Options for future management of the weed are currently being explored.
For more information on the decision to end the eradication program view this website.
For information about this weed, download the following fact sheet:
Farmer Alert - Keep Your Markets Safe: Watch out for broomrape PDF [324kb]
Further information can be obtained from:
Office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933