Funding to tackle weeds on agricultural land
NSW Farmers will benefit from $24.2 million for cutting edge technologies to manage the state’s worst weeds threatening agricultural production.
The funding boost under the NSW Weeds Action Program will also increase awareness, management, and surveillance of weeds through local council support while providing farmers and other land managers with expert advice, weed identification, and management options during property visits.
Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the investment would modernise the state’s biosecurity systems.
“We are putting smart technologies in place which will tackle weeds brought on post-drought, bushfires and floods,” Mr Marshall said.
The NSW Weeds Action Program is a key initiative of the State Government’s NSW Invasive Species Plan, which aims to reduce the devastating impacts of weeds on agricultural production and the environment.
Read more about the Department of Primary Industries’ weeds strategy
Learn more about weed management