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

Avocado spotted anything unusual

Spotted anything unusual? Call the hotline

September 2, 2016

If you ever noticed signs of a new pest or disease on your plants would you know what to do about it? If the answer is no, please save the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline number 1800 084 881 on your phone now, so you have it at hand in case you ever need it. The […] Read more
Merino lambs grazing on green pasture

Wool you help us out?

September 2, 2016

Sheep producers are being encouraged to help the national Sheep Health Project (SHP) address the impacts of endemic health conditions by filling out a short online survey. Coordinated by Animal Health Australia (AHA) on behalf of sheep industry peak bodies, the SHP aims to reduce the production and financial consequences of endemic diseases and other […] Read more
Alison Saunders

Biosecurity practice helps make production perfect

September 2, 2016

It makes good business sense to reduce the risk of spreading pests and diseases by applying simple biosecurity measures as part of your everyday farm management practice and now there’s a video to show you how. Videos are one of the tools provided by Farm Biosecurity, a joint Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia […] Read more
Qfly on guava

The lure of Qfly control

August 8, 2016

It’s been described as the gaping hole in the toolbox for fruit growers – an effective lure and kill device for female Queensland fruit fly (Qfly). Currently lures attract only male fruit fly, through the use of a pheromone-like chemical called Cue-Lure. While this is helpful for monitoring Qfly populations, it is the female fruit […] Read more
Asian honey bee nest-1

Alert: Asian honey bees and varroa in Townsville

August 8, 2016

  UPDATE: More Asian honey bees found in Townsville (Biosecurity Queensland update, 9 August 2016)   The Queensland city of Townsville is on alert after varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) were found in a feral Asian honey bee hive spotted by stevedores in a container stand on 27 June at the Port of Townsville. Not long […] Read more