Weeds cost farmers $13m a day

A NEW report released by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) has found that the agricultural cost of weeds is on average, $4.8 billion per year, or $13 million a day.

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Weeds cost agriculture billions every year.

National Farmers' Federation (NFF) chief executive officer, Tony Mahar said the figure was up 20 per cent from the last comprehensive national economic analysis carried out in 2004.