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Survey: Biosecurity on the Fringe: Living With Weeds in Peri-Urban Horticulture in Darwin

  • 1.  Survey: Biosecurity on the Fringe: Living With Weeds in Peri-Urban Horticulture in Darwin

    Posted 07-06-2023 10:50
    Biosecurity on the Fringe: Living With Weeds in Peri-Urban Horticulture in the Northern Territory, Australia

    What is this research about?

    This survey is part of a research project that aims to understand the relationship between peri-urban horticulture and weeds in the Northern Territory. It seeks to offer insights into how weeds can be more effectively managed as land use changes in Darwin's outskirts.

    The aim of this survey is to understand how people participate in production horticulture and understand weeds, as well as to collect brief demographic information.

    Who can participate in this research?

    This survey is designed to be completed by people who grow plants to be sold or shared for food and/or resources on the outskirts of Darwin. You must be 18 years or older to participate. 

    Is this survey for you? Then start it now!

    What will this study involve for me?

    You are invited to participate in an online survey. Participation should take no longer than 15 minutes. Questions cover topics such as where you cultivate plants, how you cultivate plants, how you deal with weeds, and how you know about weeds.

    Are there benefits to participating?

    Your participation will inform emerging approaches to weed management and help to understand the insights horticulturalists can offer to guide biosecurity.

    To recognise your time, effort, and contribution to this research, you will be given the option to enter a prize draw to win a $100 Woolworths Group voucher. If you wish to enter this draw, you will be prompted to access a separate link at the end of the survey. Your contact details will not be connected to your responses. The prize will be drawn on 31 October 2023 and the winner will be notified via email. 

    How can I be more involved?

    The researchers are also seeking to interview people who grow plants on the outskirts of Darwin to sell or share for food and/or resources. If you are interested in participating in an interview, please select this option when prompted at the end of the survey or contact Laura Butler at


    Emily Mason
    Sydney NSW

This project is supported by Landcare Australia, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Landcare Australia is proud to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we live and work. We value and respect their deep and continued spiritual and cultural connections to the land, waters and seas, and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past, present and future.