Bedstraw Eradication Program 2017–2018: Report to grain growers

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Program expenditure

The total cost of the 2017/18 Program was  $324 182 (as at 30 June 2018), $119 668 under the budgeted amount of $443 850. The significant underspend is attributed to the large contingency built into the budget. This contingency is for additional spraying and operational activities that may be required. In 2017/18 these contingencies were not needed. 

Approximately $269 637 of the expenditure was directed to program support and operational activities such as control treatments, regulation and property surveillance (Table 1).

A further $54 545 was allocated to Eyefoss™ grain surveillance. 

Table 1 Program expenditure 2017/18

Operational expenditure

Employee expenses

$154 310

Vehicles and administration

$65 686

Eyefoss™ surveillance

$54 545

Contractors

$31 204

Chemicals

$9 958

Travel expenses

$6 738

Communication

$644

Employee expenses

$154 310

Vehicles and administration

$65 686

Other expenses

$552

Minor equipment

$545

Total expenditure 

 $324 182

Contact information

Martin Atwell
+61 (0)8 9881 0242