Industry Advice Notice no. 2004/17: Indian Weed Seed List Update

​Date issued 18 August 2004

India has revised their quarantine weed seed list for Australian commodities. The list of quarantine weed seeds list has been reduced from 61 to 33. Of the 33 listed weed seeds, it appears that 17 are listed in Australia and not in India. The revision is based on technical submissions made by BioSecurity Australia (BA) to the Indian Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.

All exports must be free, in inspected samples, of these weed seeds. India has given Australia permission to implement the revised weed seed list immediately. The Indian revision notification is likely to take approximately two weeks to pass this through their legislative processes before it becomes part of their legislation. Details of the updated legislation will be available from the Plant Quarantine Organisation of India webpage.

Present in Aust

Weed Seed

Present in Aust

Weed Seed

Yes

Allium vineale

Yes

Echinochloa crus-pavonts

 

Ambrosia maritime

Yes

Froelichia floridana

Yes

Ambrosia psilostrachya

 

Helianthus californicus

 

Ambrosia trifida

Yes

Helianthus ciliaris

 

Apera-spica-venti

Yes

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Yes

Bromus diandrus

 

Leersia japonica

Yes

Bromus rigidus

 

Matricaria performatum

Yes

Bromus secalinus

Yes

Polygonum cuspidatum

 

Cenchrus tribuloides

Yes

Proboscidea louisianica

 

Centaurea diffusa

 

Salsola vermiculata

 

Centaurea maculosa

Yes

Senecia jacobaea

Yes

Centaurea solstitialis

Yes

Solanum carolinense

 

Centaurea pumilum

 

Striga hermonthica

 

Centaurea spinosum

Yes

Thesium australe

 

Cordia curassavica

 

Thesium humiaale

Yes

Cuscuta australis 

Yes

Viola arvensis

 

Cynoglossum officinale

 

 

If you have any queries regarding this list please contact your local AQIS office or Ray Elson on (02) 6272 4976 or David Fouracre on (02) 6272 5968

Lois Ransom
Senior Manager, Plant Programs

Grain Export Program contact officer:

Ray Elson tel. 02 6272 4976 
David Fouracre tel. 02 6272 5968
or Email: Horticulture/Grains

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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