Motivation and Capacity Building for Weed Control by Graziers

The purpose of this project was to conduct social research to understand the decision making process of weed managers across the southern Australian sheep and cattle grazing industries, identify barriers to the adoption of better weed management and develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.

The project was particularly aimed at two groups of graziers – full time graziers who do not control weeds well, and small rural block owners who may graze some animals but again who do not control weeds well. Both of these groups are a source for weed invasion and proliferation throughout the industry.

Related publications

van der Meluen, A.W., Reeve, I.J. and Sindel, B.M. 2007. 'Weed management on grazing properties: a survey of livestock producers in New South Wales and Victoria'. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 47(12): 1415-21.
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van der Meulen, A.W., Reeve, I.J. and Sindel, B.M. 2006. 'Insights into motivations and barriers for weed control in grazing districts of southern Australia'. Paper presented to the 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, 24-28 September.
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Final Report
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Final Report - Appendix 1
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Final Report - Appendix 2
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Final Report - Appendix 3
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Final Report - Appendix 4
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Final Report - Appendix 5
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Final Report - Appendix 6
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Completed in 2007

Funded by: Meat and Livestock Australia

Partners: Brian Sindel, Environmental and Rural Science, UNE

Contact: Ian Reeve