Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

What is farm biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility, and that of every person visiting or working on your property.

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Biosecurity essentials

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.

Farm biosecurity toolkit

We have tools, tips and manuals to help you implement farm biosecurity on your property. You will also find individual profiles for a range of livestock and crops: or you can create a profile tailored to your farm.

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    • It’s stink bug season again

      December 15, 2017

      In recent years between September and April, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has declared ‘stink bug season’ and ramped up treatments and inspections of goods received from the USA, Europe, and Asia to minimise the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB; Halyomorpha halys) entering the country via travellers and freight. […]

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    • Get the full picture: gather data to close your on-farm biosecurity gaps

      Have you ever wanted to know the health status of your flock or herd, not to mention what impact that status could have on your farm management practices, your biosecurity plan and, most importantly, your profit margin? The health of your animals can sometimes be difficult to gauge, especially when it comes to conditions which […]

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    • Tis the season to be biosecurity aware

      With summer on the way, a large number of people will be on the move, taking advantage of warmer weather, longer days and public holidays. With more people travelling from region-to-region or from state-to-state, it’s time to consider the biosecurity risks posed by the movement of people, vehicles and animals around the country. The reason […]

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    • Harvest Weed Seed Control 101

      December 14, 2017

      The results of the 2017 Farm Biosecurity Survey showed that producers spend a lot of time controlling weeds, so here’s something that might appeal to you. While it may be a bit late for this season’s harvest, now’s the perfect time to do your research and add some new actions to your plan to implement […]

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    • Got your harvesting and storage game plan ready yet?

      November 13, 2017

      Grain harvest has begun in the northern states of Australia, so it’s time to plan your harvesting down south. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer, says that you need to use a multi-step game plan rather than a single play when it comes to hygienic grain storage. “What are your tactics to minimise insect infestations and […]

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