New Approach to Weed Management

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) is conducting a pilot weed management research project in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. The aim of the project is to develop and test system-based approaches (also known as “resilience thinking”) to weed management and to implement a range of coordinated weed management approaches aimed at improving the resilience of farming systems to weed impacts.

On Monday 10th February a workshop was held at the Benalla Community Lakeside Centre with local farmers. The workshop focused on the future of weed management and how the industry can become resilient against the impact of weeds. The various impacts and drivers of weed spread and control were analysed from an social, economic and environmental perspective. The workshop provoked interesting ideas and perspectives on the future of weed management from participants.

The workshop was delivered by GHD in partnership with the Gecko CLaN. Paul Ryan, a leading specialist in system-based approaches to natural resource management facilitated the workshop alongside senior economist for natural resources and agriculture Seamus Hoban.