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Weed risk

Weed risk assesses the chance that test species will escape from experimental sites and naturalise and persist in the environment. The Future Farm Industries CRC’s Weed Risk Assessment process minimises the chances that plant species studied and promoted by the Future Farm Industries CRC will become weeds. The Future Farm Industries CRC’s work on weed risk includes work on genetic risk.

The Weed Risk project provides tools for researchers to assess and manage weed risk and genetic risk in research trails. It also implements a weed risk strategy and protocols across the Future Farm Industries CRC and contributes to national guidelines on conducting field trials in a risk-management framework. The Future Farm Industries CRC produces weed management guides for all species it promotes to encourage responsible adoption of new technologies by land managers.

Download Future Farm Industries CRC weed risk protocol.

Download Future Farm Industries CRC genetic risk protocol.


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Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.