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


Making your biosecurity plan work for you

September 15, 2017

With on-farm biosecurity in the spotlight over the past few months, much has been made of what is ‘required’ in order for a producer to meet their biosecurity obligations. While many producers still have questions, the take-home message is simple: you have to make your biosecurity plan work for you. The important point to remember […] Read more
Merino lambs grazing on green pasture

Unseasonal outbreak prompts disease reminder

September 15, 2017

Despite the dry winter across much of New South Wales, an outbreak of virulent footrot in the state’s Central West and Greater Sydney regions has prompted reminders for all producers to be vigilant of disease incursions, regardless of climate conditions. Footrot is a highly infectious disease affecting the connective tissue around the hooves of sheep […] Read more

Who is the next Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year?

September 13, 2017

If you know an Aussie farmer who takes biosecurity seriously and goes the extra length to avoid diseases, pests and weeds coming on to their property, then nominate them for the 2018 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year by 20 October. The Farm Biosecurity Program is proud to partner with the Australian Government’s Department of […] Read more
Biosecurity sign on gate

2017 biosecurity survey results are in!

August 11, 2017

The level of understanding of biosecurity amongst Australian producers has increased, with more producers controlling weeds and managing pests and diseases of crops and livestock. That’s according to an Australia-wide survey of both crop and livestock producers to track trends in attitudes towards and awareness about farm biosecurity. Without any prompting, 56% of all producers […] Read more
Rachel inspecting lupins

Vigilance a proven difference

August 11, 2017

Three recent pest incursions have highlighted the benefits of early detection in containing and eradicating exotic pests. Last year saw the first report of Russian wheat aphid (RWA) in Australia, an incursion of khapra beetle in South Australia, and the outbreak of lupin anthracnose in commercial lupin crops for the first time in NSW. Vigilant […] Read more