Submission to house of representatives (SCAFF) inquiry into the impact of agriculture on pest animals

The Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) is the scientific agency of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). It provides scientific tools, assessments and advice to rural and regional decision makers.
BRS has provided high-level national coordination and advice on exotic pest species since the early 1900s. BRS has considerable expertise in pest animal management that it is able to integrate with its social science, ecosystems, agriculture, biotechnology and spatial data management capabilities to provide an integrated perspective on best practice management.
This submission focuses on the principles and technical aspects on pest control and identifies common principles that can be applied to any pest animal. Given current problems with locusts in some parts of Australia, the Product Integrity and Animal and Plant Health (PIAPH) area of DAFF have provided some information on vertebrate pests as part of this submission.

Author Bureau of Rural Sciences
Year 2005
Place published Australia
Publisher Bureau of Rural Sciences
Pages 26
Region Australia - national