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The Weed Alert Committee shall:

  1. Consist of a Chair appointed to a three-year term and six other members, each appointed to a five-year term. Chair of the Federal Noxious and Invasive Weeds Committee shall serve as an ex-officio member.
  2. Assimilate information on:
    1. The introduction, establishment and spread of foreign weeds in North America including Mexico and Canada.
    2. Established weeds that have taken on new significance, such as
      1. Species that have become problems due to changes in cultural or agronomic practices;
      2. Strains that are showing resistance to traditional control methods, especially those that show multiple resistances, example: rye grass from Australia;
      3. New or exotic weeds that are pernicious, poisonous, or parasitic and have potential for reducing the biodiversity of natural areas or for complicating management practices in agro-ecosystems;
      4. Identification, distribution, and potential of agricultural weeds and botanical invaders of natural areas;
      5. Disseminate such information through appropriate means to weed scientists, botanists, and others who are interested in the new weed issue.

-Currently operating jointly with E4 Federal Noxious and Invasive Weeds Committee

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