Skeleton weed

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Skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA) under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. The management and control of this pest is the responsibility of the landholder.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development with support from the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme has in place the Skeleton Weed Program to manage Skeleton weed in Western Australia's wheat growing areas. 

The main objective of the Program is to assist landholders to eradicate skeleton weed and to prevent its further spread within the State.

The Program provides benefits for grains, seeds and hay industries due to its rigurous Search and Surveillance Protocols and ongoing coordination through Local Action Groups.

Information about Skeleton weed management in Western Australia is detailed in the Skeleton weed  Management Guide.