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Weeds of pastures and field crops in Tasmania : economic impacts and biological control

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Ireson, J and Davies, JT and Friend, DA and Holloway, RJ and Chatterton, WS and Van Putten, IE and McFayden, RC (2007) Weeds of pastures and field crops in Tasmania : economic impacts and biological control. Technical Series (13). CRC for Australian Weed Management, Adelaide, South Australia. ISBN 1-920932-59-3

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Abstract

It has been estimated that weeds cost Australian agriculture about $4 billion annually (Sinden et al 2004), In Tasmania, about 1.8 million ha is used for production agriculture (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001).
In 1996, the cost of weeds to Tasmanian primary producers in terms of lost production and the cost of control was estimated at $33 million annually (Anon 1996).
The primary aim of this technical bulletin is to provide a revised assessment of the cost of weeds to Tasmanian pastures and field crops as well as identifying the weeds that are having the most significant impact on Tasmanian agriculture. It also reviews the current status of all weed biological control programs that have been conducted in Tasmania against some of the major weeds and provides a case study of the successful biological control program on ragwort.
The document should serve as a useful reference for those involved in weed control both within the state and nationally.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: CRC for Australian Weed Management
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Copyright © CRC for Australian Weed Management 2007. Full text available on-line at http://www.weedscrc.org.au/documents/tech_series_13.pdf

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 15:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:37
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