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

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Managing greenhouse pests and diseases to reduce costs and losses

April 5, 2017

Plant diseases in a typical greenhouse may cost as much as 15 per cent of potential income. Serious pest damage can take another 10 per cent from your bottom line. Rod Turner, General Manger, Risk Management at Plant Health Australia, says that with figures like this being the norm, it’s worthwhile taking any measures you […] Read more
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It’s raining, it’s pouring, don’t let biosecurity go snoring

March 30, 2017

With Australia’s eastern seaboard again affected by a rainy La Nina summer and another flood wave moving down the Darling River system, Australia’s livestock producers areurged to be on the lookout for the extra risks to animal health that wet weather usually brings. Read more
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Australian Biosecurity Awards: the winner is … us!

March 10, 2017

The Farm Biosecurity Program, Australia’s only national on-farm biosecurity awareness program, was recognised by winning the Australian Government’s prestigious government biosecurity award on Tuesday 7 March. This award celebrates not only a significant biosecurity initiative but highlights the strong collaborative partnership between Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA). The annual Australian Biosecurity […] Read more
Peter Dowling

Look before you leap when moving cattle

March 10, 2017

Stock and station agent, Peter Dowling, from Cloncurry in Queensland thought he had all the right checks and balances. In 2014, Peter purchased and transported a herd of stud bulls from Queensland and commercial cows from the Northern Territory to Western Australia on behalf of a client. However, upon arrival at the border to Western […] Read more
Ron Cullen, NFF taskforce

Doing the important not the urgent: Biosecurity on farm

March 7, 2017

Biosecurity underpins Australian agriculture, but people are so busy running their farms they don’t think about it – so says National Farmers’ Federation’s biosecurity taskforce chairman Ron Cullen. Ron is an advocate for change in the way farmers think about biosecurity. “People are a bit sceptical about taking the extra step and putting up a sign […] Read more