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


Never fear, the building blocks of biosecurity are here

February 5, 2016

You couldn’t operate a farm without agricultural knowledge or build a fence without the right tools, so how could you implement biosecurity practices on your property without a basic understanding of what it involves? Fortunately, help is just a click away, with the Farm Biosecurity website providing farmers and industry stakeholders with access to a […] Read more

Oyster disease outbreak a reminder about managing EADs

February 5, 2016

A state-wide livestock standstill is currently in place for spat (juvenile) oysters in Tasmania following an outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Pitt Water, Tasmania. On 28 January 2016, a grower reported increasing mortality rates in oysters at one of his leases to Biosecurity Tasmania. The POMS virus was confirmed by laboratory tests […] Read more
Tractor spraying

Avoiding the effects of spray drift

February 5, 2016

Whenever crops are sprayed to control pests or weeds there’s a risk that the spray may affect crops other than the target. It’s recently been estimated that 20 per cent of the cotton crop in NSW and Queensland last year suffered from sprays intended for other crops. The reason why so much off-target damage occurred […] Read more
Brown marmorated stink bug

Be aware of a new stink bug menace

February 5, 2016

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is asking people to be aware of the possibility of a new type of stink bug arriving in Australia via travellers and freight. Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB; Halyomorpha halys) originate from Asia but in recent decades they have spread to North America and Europe. They are […] Read more

Do you have the right tools for the new year?

December 4, 2015

Starting off the new year with a big to-do list for the property? Then why not integrate some key biosecurity actions at the same time with the help of the Farm Biosecurity Toolkit? One of the features of the Farm Biosecurity website is the option for producers to create a tailored, online toolkit to assist […] Read more