March 22, 2019
Luciano Corallo, a strawberry grower in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, is one of two winners of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which is part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards presented by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The Corallos were nominated for the award by Karen Thomas, Regional Agriculture Facilitator for the […]
If you’re receiving parts, equipment or machinery from overseas, particularly Europe, China and the USA, keep an eye out for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys). BMSB has featured in the news this summer following several ships delivering cars to Australia being turned away at our border due to detections of this hitchhiker […]
Do you know the long-term consequences of what you feed your animals? Animal Health Australia (AHA) are reminding producers and hobby farmers of Australia’s Ruminant Feed Ban, which prohibits the feeding of animal material to ruminant livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats and deer. Dr Rob Barwell, AHA’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, said that the ban was […]
March 6, 2019
We’re excited to announce the two winners of the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award, Queensland cattle farmer Melinee Leather, and Yarra Valley strawberry grower Luciano Corallo. Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through the Farm Biosecurity Program, are proud to have partnered once again with the Australian Government’s Department […]
February 19, 2019
Given the rapidly changing situation globally with African swine fever (ASF), Animal Health Australia are reminding all landholders who keep pigs to be extremely discerning with what they’re fed, in order to prevent the introduction of new diseases to Australia. “One of the biggest risks of introducing diseases to piggeries is in their feed,” according […]
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Last year the @TfgaComms launched a four-year farm biosecurity project.
TFGA Farm Biosecurity Officer Mandy tells us about the project on pages 44-45 here https://t.co/rp83ZvQOXG
A special message from our CEO @kaplowman to the winners of the 2019 Farm #Biosecurity Producer of the Year award winners - Queensland #cattle farmer Melinee Leather, and Yarra Valley #strawberry grower Luciano Corallo!
Find out more about them here https://t.co/fy0YcK8KN6
This great animation by the @QSIA shows why it is important to work together to keep Australia free of exotic pests & diseases.
Find out more about what you can do on the side of #BioSym2019 on the Gold Coast at https://t.co/RhQC2x67iH and don't forget to book your accommodation at our exclusive delegate rate!
#Callisia Pink Lady is a perennial succulent prohibited in WA due to its potential impact on the environment. People who purchased a plant over summer can return it to any @Bunnings store for a full refund https://t.co/tpdCpnoZqL @CountrymanWA @farmweekly @ByJonDaly @BunburyMail
Travelling to the #Riverland this weekend? Protect its valuable food and wine industry. Don't bring fresh fruit or vegetables with you - buy local. Want to know more? https://t.co/xjlZVg4s75 #keepSAfruitflyfree
Wait! Don’t change to incognito mode! This is a clean smut story 🌿 After years of research, we're releasing a smut fungus to take on a South American weed that's smothering our native rainforests. It's science, but smutty.
#biocontrol #smut #weeds
cesar’s @elia_pirtle is developing a surveillance toolkit to help Australia prepare for the vegetable leafminer, Liriomyza sativae
Use the @FarmBiosecurity Action Planner to assess the risks on your farm and to take steps to address them. Refer to the planner periodically to check on progress and prioritise actions.
Download a copy at: https://t.co/UvLj655wPQ @AHA_au @planthealthaust
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