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

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Tis the season to be biosecurity aware

December 15, 2017

With summer on the way, a large number of people will be on the move, taking advantage of warmer weather, longer days and public holidays. With more people travelling from region-to-region or from state-to-state, it’s time to consider the biosecurity risks posed by the movement of people, vehicles and animals around the country. The reason […] Read more
Ray Harrington

Harvest Weed Seed Control 101

December 14, 2017

The results of the 2017 Farm Biosecurity Survey showed that producers spend a lot of time controlling weeds, so here’s something that might appeal to you. While it may be a bit late for this season’s harvest, now’s the perfect time to do your research and add some new actions to your plan to implement […] Read more
Harvester and auger

Got your harvesting and storage game plan ready yet?

November 13, 2017

Grain harvest has begun in the northern states of Australia, so it’s time to plan your harvesting down south. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer, says that you need to use a multi-step game plan rather than a single play when it comes to hygienic grain storage. “What are your tactics to minimise insect infestations and […] Read more
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The enemy within: containing regional plant pests

November 13, 2017

Biosecurity officers in South Australia recently set up a random road block near Blanchetown, to stop and inspect vehicles for fruit and vegetables which can carry fruit fly. Over two days, a total of 78 written cautions were issued by PIRSA staff after inspecting 500 vehicles. Rod Turner, General Manager for Risk Management at Plant […] Read more
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Suburban keepers should be ‘eggstra’ vigilant on biosecurity

November 13, 2017

Keeping poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese in backyards is a popular practice across Australia, with many people hoping to live sustainably, provide eggs to family and friends or to teach their children about animal rearing and food production. While many birds live safe, healthy and comfortable lives in backyards, it is important to […] Read more