August 16, 2018
A loose ram wandering an outer suburb of Canberra may have captured the imaginations of local residents, but has prompted Animal Health Australia to issue a reminder to sheep producers about the importance of biosecurity, starting with a good fence. It pays to remember the risks that livestock can pose to human and animal health, […]
As sheep breeding season approaches, so does the threat of ovine brucellosis (OB), an infectious disease that can affect all sheep breeds and cause considerable economic loss for producers. Causing inflammation of the male reproductive organs, OB can result in infertility in some affected rams and in some cases, has been associated with abortion and […]
August 10, 2018
Dirty boots can pose a very real risk to your property. People can unintentionally carry pest or disease-causing organisms on unwashed footwear, bringing them on to your farm without even realising it. Soil-borne pests (like phylloxera, anthrax, Panama disease) and weed seeds are carried in dirt and mud. Pieces of infected plant material, manure and […]
All commercial and hobby beekeepers are being urged to adopt the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice to keep their bees healthy and to safeguard honey bee and pollination dependent industries. Honey production is worth more than $100 million annually, along with sales of beeswax, queen and packaged bees. This is dwarfed by […]
July 20, 2018
Jess Rummery, AHA’s Biosecurity and Extension Manager, Northern Australia Every property has different biosecurity risks, which is why no two biosecurity plans are the same, and there’s no point spending the time and effort to make a plan that isn’t put into practice. This article highlights some key ways you can strengthen your overall biosecurity, […]
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Invasive species of caterpillar discovered in India https://t.co/n1CajApJD7 Food security of millions of people across Asia at risk, reports @CABI_News
Tiny but terrible.
The tomato potato psyllid (TPP) could devastate Qld's horticultural industry.
Report suspect sightings of TPP to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
Photo courtesy of Pia Scanlon DAFWA Entomology 2017.
Great ABC story on beekeeping - for more info on how to keep #bees & to identify pests & diseases visit https://t.co/iM9IhXz3Re https://t.co/Yw06JxzLRL
Some recent research reporting on Xylella fastidiosa
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