David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Dalby Rural Supplies to partner on $1.9 million project to develop new weed control practices

February 15, 2021

Dalby Rural Supplies will partner with the University of Western Australia to develop new weed control practices in row-cropping, with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the Australian Government, Maranoa MP David Littleproud has announced.

The University of Western Australia and its partners, including Dalby Rural Supplies, will receive up to $1,998,474 through the Federal Government’s $13 million Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round.

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud congratulated Dalby Rural Supplies on their successful funding application as project partners.

“It’s great to see Dalby Rural Supplies teaming up with the University of Western Australia on this project to develop targeted tillage weed control in row-cropping systems,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Dalby Rural Supplies will contribute to the project by leading the field scale weed kill trials, and I look forward to hearing how this project goes.”

The project is one of 19 funded nationwide through the $13 million Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round, to research and advance breakthrough solutions to control of some of Australia’s worst established pest animals and weeds.

Grant round projects will deliver a range of control solutions leading to more cost effective and safer alternatives to manage pest animals and weeds, targeting over 30 weed species and 15 pest animals/invertebrates.

“Successful projects will shift away from traditional pest animal and weed management approaches to develop new and emerging technologies,” Minister Littleproud said.

“The grant round projects will assist in overcoming emerging issues such as herbicide resistance and provide more effective alternatives for controlling pests.”

Successful projects will share $13 million over the next three years which will be supported by close to $12 million in other cash and in-kind support to add value to the program.

Further details on the grant round and a list of successful applicants is at https://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/pest-animals-and-weeds/grant-round