February 12, 2019
Updated Friday 15 February In the aftermath of the North Queensland flood disaster in February 2019, surviving livestock can be impacted by comprised immune systems from metabolic disruption, trauma and exhaustion, which makes them more vulnerable to disease and infection of exposed wounds. The most critical points of biosecurity in the coming weeks for livestock […]
December 13, 2018
Darryl Smith is a third-generation potato grower (and sheep producer), who grows about 64 hectares of potatoes a year, at Busselton, 200km south of Perth in Western Australia. His ‘self confessed’ claim to fame is that he was the first potato grower in Australia to have tomato potato psyllid (TPP) detected on his property. Darryl […]
In this article from Vegetables Australia magazine, AUSVEG Biosecurity Adviser Dr Kevin Clayton-Greene discusses how a robust on-farm biosecurity system can protect Australian vegetable growing operations from the threat of pests and diseases, particularly those that seem inevitable to spread or arrive on our shores. I have heard it often said that it is inevitable […]
December 12, 2018
The Gold Coast will be abuzz with all things biosecurity on 12-13 June 2019, when government, industry and other interested parties unite for the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium. Hosted by Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), the theme of the Symposium is preventative biosecurity […]
With the wet season well underway across the Tropics, producers are reminded to keep an eye out for signs of Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF), commonly known as three-day sickness, in their cattle. BEF is caused by an insect-borne virus, making it more common in areas where climate and weather conditions support larger numbers of mosquitos […]
Early bird rates are still available to join us for two days of robust #biosecurity discussions! You have until 5pm 29 March to purchase these discounted tickets.
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We heard about Pacific Reef Fisheries, a prawn and cobia farm in Australia which was the first to achieve the highest standard certification of responsibly farmed seafood in the world!
See it on page 28-29 https://t.co/rp83ZvQOXG
The AVA commends the swift actions of the Department of Agriculture that prevented entry of African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease, detected in confiscated meat. | https://t.co/JnEJWnIFgk
AgForce president Georgie Somerset and Cattle Council CEO Margo Andrae with an update from Parliament House, Canberra, about industry's response to the devastating floods in north-west Queensland.
From @safe_work_aus Goulburn farm manager Matthew provides a unique insight into the work health and safety issues he deals with on a daily basis.
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Effective #biosecurity of flower imports a focus this Valentines Day
Residents in Melbourne’s south-east are encouraged keep an eye out for brown marmorated stink bugs after a detection on imported goods at Clayton in December #bmsb
Qld citrus growers develop their farm biosecurity plans at a Mundubbera workshop held by Citrus Australia Queensland Regional Advisory Committee. National Citrus Surveillance Coordinator, Jeff Milne, pictured outlining potential risks @Hort_Au @planthealthaust @DeptAgNews
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