May 15, 2018
Our second profile of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award winners is of the Mackay Farming Group of Tully, Far North Queensland. Bolinda Estate is owned by the Mackay Farming Group and managed by cousins Stephen and Gavin Mackay. Although known for growing 90 percent of Australia’s bananas, they’ve diversified the business over […]
For the first time, onion growers across Australia have a manual dedicated to their biosecurity needs. Stuart Kearns, Manager for Farm Biosecurity at Plant Health Australia, said that the new manual will help onion growers secure their future by making better biosecurity decisions. “The Onion Growers’ Biosecurity Manual has been developed around the six Farm […]
Agricultural tourism and working holidays are a big part of many farm operations, though naturally these activities pose a big risk of introducing or spreading diseases, pests and weeds. In the wake of a number of large agricultural events, many of which have featured displays, open days and property tours, Animal Health Australia and Plant […]
The recent detection of tick fever on two properties on the New South Wales Mid North Coast has prompted a reminder to cattle producers to manage pests and the diseases they can carry as part of their on-farm biosecurity plan. While cattle ticks are uncommon so far south, Animal Health Australia’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, Dr […]
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 […]
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‘Bee Prepared’ is part of a national biosecurity program designed to prepare Aus to deal with a potential Varroa mite outbreak. To continue protecting our borders from this pest members of the bee-keeping industry are completing an emergency simulation exercise in Orange tomorrow
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They might be small but fruit flies can cause BIG problems! Luckily Dan from @Hort_Au has a plan to keep these critters under control! 🍑🍎🍐 #fruitflies #horticulture #ScopeTV
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