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

Mixed grains

Warning on uncertified seed

March 20, 2018

While it might be tempting to trade seed ‘over the fence’ for sowing, the biosecurity risks associated with using uncertified seed should be considered carefully. Dr Sharyn Taylor, coordinator of the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program run by Plant Health Australia, says sowing uncertified seed poses an unknown level of risk to production. “In addition to […] Read more
Two pigs

Going the whole hog on reporting stock movements

March 19, 2018

Traceability is an important part of the national animal health system. Identifying livestock and recording their movements allows us to track where an animal has come from, who or what has come into contact with that animal and where it has gone. For nearly a decade, cattle, sheep and goat producers have been required to […] Read more

Show you’re serious about biosecurity

March 19, 2018

With Easter right around the corner, preparations for one of Australia’s biggest agricultural shows – the Sydney Royal Easter Show – are in full swing. Agricultural shows have a long and proud tradition throughout the country and come in all shapes and sizes. Some exist as an annual event for their local community, while others […] Read more
Banana grower winners

Banana growers recognised in biosecurity awards

March 8, 2018

The winners of the inaugural Farm Biosecurity Producer of The Year Award, part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards, are Mackay Farming Group from Tully, Queensland, and Rum Jungle Organics, from Batchelor in the Northern Territory. The Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award was established by Animal Health Australia, Plant Health Australia and the Department […] Read more

Damn these flies!

February 16, 2018

Growers of fruit and vegetables that can be hosts of Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly are reminded of the need to be vigilant when it comes to control of the pest year round. Darryl Barbour, National Manager of the Fruit Fly Council, said it’s important to follow biosecurity rules and not give fruit flies a […] Read more