Prevent weed spread: industry and recreation


This section has information for business and the public on why and how to prevent the spread of weeds in the Northern Territory (NT).

Weeds cost the Australian economy over $4 billion every year in control costs, lost production, as well as severely damaging natural ecosystems and habitats.

In the NT at least $15 million is spent every year on weed management.

Preventing weed spread is by far the cheapest and most effective form of weed management.

To find out more get the preventing weed spread guide PDF (5.5 MB).

Cost of weed management

Weed management costs include:

  • equipment
  • herbicides
  • labour
  • planning
  • monitoring
  • reporting
  • extension and research.

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Last updated: 05 February 2019

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