Tropical Weeds Research Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Using a splatter gun to spray gamba grass near Mareeba

The Biosecurity Queensland undertakes a number of its research programs on integrated weed management including biological control of rangeland and dry tropics weeds and landscape protection and restoration including weed eradication and management of environmental and water weeds at the Tropical Weeds Research Centre.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Development of effective control strategies and methods
  • Biology of pest species and assessment of pest impact
  • Assessment new biological agents for control of invasive plant species
  • Ecologicalstudies to determine control timing and develop control methods
  • Techniques to monitor eradication progress
  • Trials to identify effective herbicides, application rates and techniques

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


27-43 Natal Downs Road, Charters Towers QLD 4820

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government - Agency

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