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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