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Title: The Economic Impact of Weeds in Australia: Report to the CRC for Australian Weed Management
Contributor(s): Sinden, JA (author); Jones, R (author); Hester, S (author); Odom, D (author); Kalisch, C (author); James, R (author); Cacho, OJ (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: 1. - Weeds have a wide variety of impacts on society, theenvironment and the economy. Some of the economicimpacts are benefits but most are costs.2. - The costs of particular weeds in given areas have beenestimated by many writers in a rich literature on theassessment of the impacts in agriculture. Only Combellack(1987) has attempted to estimate the nationwide impactof weeds in general.3. - In his innovative study, Combellack valued the economiccosts of weeds in 1981–82 to be $2,096m. New methodsof weed control and techniques of farm managementhave since been developed, and new weed species nowoccur. Therefore the current costs of impacts cannot bereadily compared with those of 1981–82.4. - The nationwide impact of weeds needs to bere-estimated to provide a more recent benchmark thatreflects current costs, prices and technologies, and thecurrent distribution of impacts within the community.A current estimate provides useful information fordecisions on the allocation of resources, cost sharing,and management of specific weed problems.5. - In this report, we attempt to estimate the economiccosts of weeds across Australia. In addition, we offer aneconomic framework to help consider the problems thatweeds create, and the generation and use of informationto resolve those problems.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: CRC Weed Management
Place of Publication: Adelaide
ISBN: 192093247X
Field of Research (FOR): 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 55
Series Name: CRC for Australian Weed Management Technical Series
Series Number : 8
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