Economic impact of weeds far greater than billion dollar estimate

The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. AgResearch and Scion scientists worked with economists from Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit to review the available published research on the costs of weeds […]

New tool helps regional councils meet weed management requirements of the Biosecurity Act

Regional council staff will soon be able make robust decisions around the costs and benefits of weed control thanks to the work of AgResearch scientists. A new and user-friendly online Regional Weed Management Cost:Benefit web-app for regional weed management programme evaluation allows them to make science-based decisions on which weeds to include in their pest […]