Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud

August 4, 2020

The Federal Government has announced a $13 million competitive grant round to promote the development of new pest animal and weed control tools.

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions grants would fund new and improved tools and technologies.

The minimum grant amount is $300,000 up to a maximum of $2 million.

“We will be funding projects led by organisations with a proven research and development capacity, that will target priority established pest animals and weeds,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This includes advanced control solutions that will challenge traditional approaches to pest animal and weed management, as well as innovations in detection and monitoring.

“Other projects could investigate genetic modification technologies, chemical and non-chemical herbicides, disruption technologies and electronic resources.

“The grants will also support employment by providing funding to successful organisations over the next three years to carry out research and development.”

Grant applications will close at 11:00pm on September 25.

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