Weeds in Australia

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Hobby farmers

It's common for hobby farms to be located in peri-urban areas, that is, on the fringes of our cities. The physical location of such properties can pose challenges for owners when it comes to managing the spread of invasive plants from gardens to surrounding habitats.

Many people are unaware of the damaging impact invasive garden plants are having on our environment.  The reality is that invasive plants or garden 'escapees' present an extremely serious threat to Australia's natural environment, and agricultural regions. In fact, weeds are estimated to cost our agricultural industry $4 billion annually and to have an unquantifiable but similarly massive impact on our environment.

To assist in solving the weed problem, consider the following when managing your hobby farm:

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