Weeds can be an expensive problem for farmers and cost Australian farmers approximately $1.5 billion per year in weed control practices. There’s also the cost to production, estimated to be $2.5 billion per year, with weeds competing with other plants, crops and livestock for resources, contaminating produce, affecting farm machinery and causing illness in livestock.
This makes weeds an important issue for all farmers and controlling the spread of weeds between, and onto farms, vital. Some important things to consider to prevent weeds coming onto your farm include:
The TFGA is continuing to work on helping stop the spread of weeds through the Farm Biosecurity Engagement Project. To find out more about the project contact Mandy Bowling: (03)6332 1800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org