Story: Weeds of agriculture

Barley grass eye damage

Barley grass eye damage

Apart from being a serious weed of pasture throughout the country, the barbed awns on barley grass seeds can penetrate the eyes of sheep and cause painful lesions and blindness.

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Weeds in pasture, crops and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16475/barley-grass-eye-damage (accessed 23 September 2020)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008