Managing pests

Pest plants and animals need to be effectively managed because they have a significant impact on both the agriculture industry and the environment. They impact on agricultural productivity and sustainability, with over $4.2 billion lost to pest plants and $720 million lost to pest animals in Australia each year. Pest plants and animals also have a serious impact on our native plants, animals and ecosystems.

In the SA Murray-Darling Basin, the pest management program helps the community and industries to: 
  • prevent the establishment of identified high-risk pests
  • assess and prioritise existing pests
  • raise awareness of priority pests, their identification and control
  • access information and advice about pest control.

Contact your local Natural Resources Centre for more information about pest management in the region.

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More information

  • Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin
    08 8532 9100