December 13, 2018
Darryl Smith is a third-generation potato grower (and sheep producer), who grows about 64 hectares of potatoes a year, at Busselton, 200km south of Perth in Western Australia. His ‘self confessed’ claim to fame is that he was the first potato grower in Australia to have tomato potato psyllid (TPP) detected on his property. Darryl […]
In this article from Vegetables Australia magazine, AUSVEG Biosecurity Adviser Dr Kevin Clayton-Greene discusses how a robust on-farm biosecurity system can protect Australian vegetable growing operations from the threat of pests and diseases, particularly those that seem inevitable to spread or arrive on our shores. I have heard it often said that it is inevitable […]
December 12, 2018
The Gold Coast will be abuzz with all things biosecurity on 12-13 June 2019, when government, industry and other interested parties unite for the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium. Hosted by Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), the theme of the Symposium is preventative biosecurity […]
With the wet season well underway across the Tropics, producers are reminded to keep an eye out for signs of Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF), commonly known as three-day sickness, in their cattle. BEF is caused by an insect-borne virus, making it more common in areas where climate and weather conditions support larger numbers of mosquitos […]
November 19, 2018
Glenn Favero is extremely proactive in his approach to biosecurity and he and his team at Favero Gardens near Cranbourne in Victoria undertake a number of biosecurity practices. Running an operation in a peri-urban region, Glenn and his staff are aware of these risks and actively work to mitigate them. The growing operation focuses on […]
A disease outbreak could leave your business hanging on by the hairs on your chinny chin chin. Find out more about #biosecurity for #pigs at: https://t.co/noRBjwh0n9 @planthealthaust @FarmBiosecurity
As part of the FMD Ready sub-project 2 pilot groups, goat producers, industry, staff from Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) and researchers met in Murray Bridge to discuss surveillance needs and challenges. Read more: https://t.co/mMNjOzLpEH2
Last chance to have your say! https://t.co/HzF3lPYez2
MEDIA RELEASE: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce | Read more: https://t.co/vAmFBBeEwX
All hands on Dec! #Biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility; share what you know about the health of your #livestock by providing an Animal Health Declaration when you move stock. Find out more from https://t.co/2kfhxZPLWu @planthealthaust
A quarantine zone has been established around
the Loxton #Fruitfly outbreak in the Riverland until at least 28 February 2019.
Check the maps for details and follow quarantine requirements or face a fine. https://t.co/kNlKfYG6jQ #KeepSAFruitFlyFree
The December edition of Farm Biosecurity News is out, with stories on a growers' incursion experience, three day sickness, an updated guide to domestic quarantine and more https://t.co/DEHVDcidQA
In our Cracking-Christmas-Cake Decorating Challenge, team 5 nailed it with their @AUSVEG , @AusMacadamias and pistachio creation.
Pests don't respect state borders. Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator Ross Abberfield travelled to #WA to share knowledge of #fruitfly sterilisation and community engagement: https://t.co/AyBBJrwiCb #biosecurity #Collaboration
Help to protect Australia’s farmers this Christmas by keeping pests and bugs out. Our #Biosecurity officers do a great job, but everyone needs to do their bit.
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