I don’t believe they are a bad thing.
Actually, I’d go so far as that they are essential to your land management and vital to the the health of your pastures and stock.
By understanding the weed, we can understand what is happening to our soil. Thus, allowing us the opportunity to improve it’s health, which in turn will improve the fertility of the soil, the health of the grasses and the health of the stock that eats them.
So … why does every weed book I see only offer three bits of information? Name, picture, how to eradicate.
What I want to see is why they are growing. What are they doing to the soil? what conditions will promote their growth and what conditions will leave them unable to continue the fight?
I see a new madness growing in me and possibly a new project.