RnD4Profit-14-01-040 Fast-tracking and maximising the long-lasting benefits of weed biological control for farm productivity: Final Report

This project aimed to realise significant productivity and profitability improvements for primary producers by focusing on one piece of the national weed management puzzle – biological control, a measure which has a demonstrated collective national return on investment of at least 23:1.

Annual Costs of Weeds in Australia

This economic assessment by Ross McLeod in 2018 estimates weeds to impose an overall average cost of nearly $5 billion across Australia. Overall costs have increased by more than 20% over the 14 years since the Sinden et al (2004) study.