Encouraging innovation to curb pests and weeds

Australian Government grants to the value of $10 million are funding new and innovative technology to combat established pests and weeds. These unwanted species currently cost farmers around $4 billion a year in livestock losses, disease transmission control and weed management.

The Control Tools and Technologies for Established Pest Animals and Weeds Grants will finance a diverse range of new and innovative control technologies, such as pest animal facial recognition systems, using drones in detection and control, lethal trapping and using new viruses and poisons.

To find out more about established pest animal and weed funding, visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/pest-animals-and-weeds/wp-comp-grants-programme.

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