A new post-border weed biosecurity risk management system

Paul Downey, Simon Holloway, Neville Plumb

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One of the key tools guiding weed
management are risk assessment / management
systems. Whilst a post-border weed risk management
(WRM) system was established in Australia 15 years
ago, very little further development and testing has
occurred. More recently, the adoption of a
biosecurity model for weed management predicated
on the management response being proportional to
the risk posed has been introduced. A review of the
existing WRM system showed it was no longer fit-
for-purpose as a standalone system, given the current
biosecurity framework. Here we outline a new post-
border weed biosecurity risk management system.
The development of the new system is based on
extensive research and testing, and multiple revisions
over the past three years. The new system has also
been successfully converted into a mirror draft
version for pest animals and a freshwater aquatic
weed version is in development. A short overview of
the new system is outlined below
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Australian Weeds Conference
EditorsC Brodie
Place of Publication2022
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780646865249
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2022
Event22nd Australasian Weeds Conference - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 25 Sept 202229 Sept 2022


Conference22nd Australasian Weeds Conference
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