February 16, 2018
Growers of fruit and vegetables that can be hosts of fruit fly – in particular Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly – are reminded of the need to be vigilant when it comes to control of the pest year round. Darryl Barbour, National Manager of the Fruit Fly Council, said it’s important to follow biosecurity rules […]
Harvest is usually the season when extra activity on your property can create additional biosecurity risks for your farm. According to Rod Turner, General Manager, Preparedness and R&D at Plant Health Australia, every movement onto your farm risks bringing in hitchhiking pests and weeds. “People who come into production areas to pick fruit can pose […]
Prevention is always better than cure at David Nix’s Atherton Tablelands farm. After all, the arrival of an unwanted pest or disease can instantly devastate the far-north Queensland potato grower’s livelihood – together with those of his neighbours, and regional and state colleagues if quarantine restrictions are imposed. That threat looms large every day, David […]
Mustering rangeland goats has become an important source of income for many producers, fueled by a rising international demand for goat meat and a handy rise in prices over the last decade. However, producers should exercise caution when rounding up and selling a mob, according to Animal Health Australia’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, Dr Rob Barwell. […]
Feral animals are a fact of life on the land and many producers understand the threat of livestock predation, destruction of crops or damage to farm infrastructure. Compared to these risks, the human and animal health impacts of feral animals are often overlooked, though the threat is just as pressing. Research indicates that wild dogs, […]
In the event of a disease outbreak, your #biosecurity plan could really save your bacon https://t.co/noRBjwh0n9 @planthealthaust
Now is the time to have your say on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry.
Public consultation is underway until 5pm Monday 26 Feb 2018.
For more info and to make a submission visit https://t.co/RQsP6qhMnJ
Department of Primary Industries, together with NSW Local Land Services, QLD and Commonwealth to deliver biosecurity and emergency responses. https://t.co/G1ZW8BeuOe
From Wildlife Health Australia -
"Two Kimberley veterinary clinics have joined a national program to help track the health of Australia’s wildlife."
Read more here - https://t.co/YLujHUhAed
Jennifer Manyweathers, a researcher at the Graham Centre Charles Sturt Uni chats about the importance of the Rural Research & Development for Profit Program - FMD Ready Project & its sub-project 2 with ABC Radio.
Skip to 22:10mins to catch the interview! https://t.co/AgpmNmfYAw
Explore NEW @plantdisease #webinars for 2018, addressing #publishing in APS Journals & effectively communicating about #GMOs. Register now! https://t.co/H3LArp5pow
Just received the first numeric datasets from our @UniversitySA collaborators for our snail movement and phenology research being funded by @theGRDC. Going to be a beast to analyse, but there's a *lot* of information here @michaelNRM
Are you familiar with your general obligations for prohibited and restricted pest plant and animal species?
The Biosecurity Act 2014 provides comprehensive biosecurity measures to safeguard our economy, agriculture, environment and way of life: https://t.co/m9DCe81WDe
Another mutually beneficial outcome for #Australia and #Indonesia at the 21st Working Group on #Agriculture, #Food and #Forestry Cooperation (#WGAFFC) today. A new protocol for seed #potato exports from Vic and SA was signed allowing trade from these states to commence.
ONE DAY TO GO! Don't miss out on having your say on the GRDC's 5 yr strategic plan discussion paper. Head over to https://t.co/uEwPKAR52Z to provide your feedback. Discussion paper consultation period closes tomorrow, 16th Feb. #GRDC2023
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