Pest Plants and Animals
Pest plants (weeds) and animals can pose a serious threat to primary production and biodiversity in Victoria. Many species have the potential to reduce agricultural productivity, displace native species, threaten social values and contribute significantly to land and water degradation. It is the responsibility of all landowners to control noxious weeds and declared feral animals. Weeds are estimated to cost Australian agriculture around $4 billion annually due to yield losses and product contamination.