Introduction

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.

Cost of weed management

Weed management costs include:

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

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Last updated: 27 June 2017