Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) is one of Australia’s leading funding agencies for research on pasture weeds and invasive plants, through grants to research organisations and postgraduate scholarships. Their overall aim is to deliver marketing and research and development services for Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers. MLA provides services, tools and information that create tangible benefits for livestock producers that flow back to the farm gate. Most of MLA's funding comes from levies placed on the sale of livestock, with the Australian Government providing matched funding for most R&D.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is a statutory authority established to plan and invest in research, development and extension (RD&E) to benefit the Australian grains industry. Its primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit broader industry and the community as a whole. The GRDC coordinates nationally to reduce duplication and develop RD&E infrastructure and capability for the future, delivers regionally so that growers and advisers throughout Australia have access to the best available knowledge, products and services, and connects globally to source new ideas, technology and capacity from around the world. GRDC is Australia’s primary funder of research into weeds and their management in cropping systems.