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This page details the conclusions and recommendations from an independent review of the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme's Skeleton Weed Program.
Home and commercial gardeners in the South West are reminded to take care with what plants they put in ponds after the serious aquatic weed salvinia was found in a Bunbury garden.
Summer weeds can rob subsequent crops of soil nitrogen and stored soil water. They can also reduce crop emergence by causing physical and/or chemical interfence at seeding time.
In an integrated weed management program, control of weeds should occur in the fallow, pre-sowing, early post-emergent and in pasture phases.
Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.
The first seedlings from a research project to develop a sterile leucaena variety were transplanted at secure sites at Carnarvon, Broome and Kununurra recently.
Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
This page documents the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee's response to the independent review of the Skeleton Weed Program.
In-crop weed competition causes losses costing around $1 billion per annum for Western Australia.
High priority invasive species are defined in the Invasive Species Plan for Western Australia as high risk species that can establish widely, and if so cause the most undesirable impact.