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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    • Don’t worry, be appy!

      April 7, 2017

      Have you downloaded the FarmBiosecurity planning app yet? If you haven’t and are a little unsure of how it works, why not take a minute and see how. Once you have watched the video, share the link with anyone you know who is looking to implement biosecurity on their farm, because the FarmBiosecurity app is […]

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    • Biosecurity threats can follow you everywhere

      WA champion show jump rider Stef Tucker is no stranger to biosecurity when taking animals to the show.  Stef has just trucked two horses and a pony from Perth to Sydney where she will compete in the Sydney Royal Easter Show, starting this week. Before she returns home however, Stef has to drench her animals […]

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    • Celebrating a decade of grains farm biosecurity

      April 5, 2017

      This year marks 10 years of the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program, the outreach program run as a partnership between state governments, the grains industry and coordinated by Plant Health Australia (PHA). The program is funded by growers through levies collected by Grain Producers Australia (GPA) in partnership with the governments of grain-growing states. PHA has […]

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    • Managing greenhouse pests and diseases to reduce costs and losses

      Plant diseases in a typical greenhouse may cost as much as 15 per cent of potential income. Serious pest damage can take another 10 per cent from your bottom line. Rod Turner, General Manger, Risk Management at Plant Health Australia, says that with figures like this being the norm, it’s worthwhile taking any measures you […]

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    • It’s raining, it’s pouring, don’t let biosecurity go snoring

      March 30, 2017

      With Australia’s eastern seaboard again affected by a rainy La Nina summer and another flood wave moving down the Darling River system, Australia’s livestock producers areurged to be on the lookout for the extra risks to animal health that wet weather usually brings.

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