April 19, 2018
Zoning is the division of your farm into separate areas based on the level of biosecurity that is needed to minimise the possibility of pests and diseases from coming onto and moving around your property. Generally, three zones are required to limit access according to the risk status of the area. In order of increasing […]
Last month, we announced the winners of Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which are part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards. In the next two issues of Farm Biosecurity News, we will be profiling the winners and filling in some of the details. The first profile is of Alan Petersen and Julie-Ann Murphy from […]
April 18, 2018
You may be aware of the current outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis and the eradication effort that is underway in New Zealand. M. bovis is present in Australia, so you may wonder why the response in New Zealand is so different to that in Australia, and whether there is anything you should be doing to protect […]
A big part of any on-farm biosecurity plan is managing the introduction of new livestock to the property. As with all farm inputs, new animals can bring in weed seeds, insect pests, disease agents and other parasites, any of which can have a big impact on your property. You can manage these risks in a […]
March 20, 2018
While it might be tempting to trade seed ‘over the fence’ for sowing, the biosecurity risks associated with using uncertified seed should be considered carefully. Dr Sharyn Taylor, coordinator of the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program run by Plant Health Australia, says sowing uncertified seed poses an unknown level of risk to production. “In addition to […]
#Biosecurity is a pretty big deal on-farm, but it’s also important in zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and nature parks. Find out more: https://t.co/tPdfVMzQLB @planthealthaust
Q: Where do I begin assessing #biosecurity risks and building my biosecurity plan?
A: Download and complete a Farm Biosecurity Action Planner
Participate in the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) and you can join the many producers receiving info about their sheep’s health! It’s free and easy to get involved.
Find out more at https://t.co/zXdhUxVnZ2
MEDIA RELEASE | Aquatic biosecurity awareness – what’s it all about?
"The first in a series of six Northern Australia Aquatic Biosecurity Awareness workshops kick off in Darwin on Wednesday 18 April. The workshops offer biosecurity awareness training." - https://t.co/oTO0UwBo6o
Whether its feed, water, new plants or livestock, anything moved onto your property can be a pathway for diseases, pests and weeds. Find out more at Farm #Biosecurity https://t.co/jokD6LAchV @planthealthaust
The #IPPC Commission on #Phytosanitary Measures is meeting this week in Rome 🇮🇹 talking #PlantHealth 🌱 in the world 🌍| 🇦🇺 reps Dr Kim Ritman, Satendra Kumar and Bruce Hancocks 👉https://t.co/3fr9IMy0bd
.@Anne_Ruston MEDIA RELEASE: Winemakers benefit from record exports | Read more: https://t.co/fmeJnrliZr
Catch up on the latest updates as we work with various research organisations to tackle 10 target weed species. We are using a biological control approach which makes use of the invasive plant's naturally occurring enemies to help reduce its impact: https://t.co/xhXjMBK8BE
New phylloxera detection method – Vinehealth Australia https://t.co/3eYzDAGmuq @VinehealthAus
Our CEO Inca Pearce is looking forward to sharing information about the project to develop a cost effective and sensitive method to detect phylloxera DNA in soil samples collected from vineyards at the Mildura conference! https://t.co/SJXBjtSUCD
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