NY98045 - First International Workshop-Weed Risk Assessment

HRDC and NIAA sponsored the attendance of Dr Sarah Reichard at the 1st International Workshop on Weed Risk Assessment and the NIAA annual conference in February 1999. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has implemented a WRA system for screening plant imports for potential weediness, and various states are beginning to use WRA to decide on noxious weed lists. The Nursery Industry could develop its own weediness scoring system to reduce the sale of weedy plants from nurseries. Outcomes for the WRA workshop are outlines in this report.