Skeleton weed can reduce crop yields by competing for moisture and nutrients (mainly nitrogen). This guide helps you manage and eradicate skeleton weed infestations on your property, and helps to stop the spread across WA.
Without the coordinated program aimed at controlling the spread, skeleton weed would now be much more abundant and widely established throughout cereal growing areas.
Industry Funding Scheme (grains, seeds and hay)
The Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme is overseen by a seven-member Industry Management Committee. These 2 groups are comprised of producers and others with an interest in the industry. They meet in person, quarterly. Its purpose is to support a profitable, viable and sustainable industry by maintaining an industry-driven funding process for the effective mitigation of biosecurity risks to the WA grain, seed and hay industry. The Industry Management Committee approves funding for Department operations and Local Action Groups (LAGs) to deliver operational activities in the Operational Program. LAG activities support and complement the work done by DPIRD.
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Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Perth, Western Australia
skeleton weed, management guide, biosecurity, agriculture, dpird
Agriculture | Plant Sciences
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia. (2023), Skeleton weed in Western Australia: Management guide. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth, Western Australia. Bulletin 4930.
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