Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

Darryl Smith

WA potato growers’ incursion experience

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 […] Read more
Kevin Clayton Greene

On-farm biosecurity: preventing the (seemingly) inevitable

December 13, 2018

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 […] Read more
Gold Coast

Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!

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 […] Read more
Cow cristmas

On the third day of sickness a mosquito gave to me

December 12, 2018

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 […] Read more
Favero Gardens vehicles

Market gardener on the edge of the urban sprawl

November 19, 2018

Glenn Favero is extremely proactive in his approach to biosecurity and he and his team at Favero Gardens near Cranbourne in Victoria undertake a number of biosecurity practices. Running an operation in a peri-urban region, Glenn and his staff are aware of these risks and actively work to mitigate them. The growing operation focuses on […] Read more