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

Mulching chestnuts and leaves

Producer goes nuts about biosecurity at harvest time

May 6, 2016

Using good on farm hygiene reduces the risk of spreading pests and diseases and minimises the risks they pose to your business. For chestnut and walnut producer Alison Saunders, that means using simple hygiene practices for product harvesting, sorting, packaging and storage activities, and disposal of waste materials. It also means managing plant propagation and […] Read more
Looking for Velcro dots

Getting stuck into vehicle inspection training

May 6, 2016

Finding the Velcro dots stuck onto tractors and utes was the task set for trainee machinery inspectors at workshops held recently in NSW, in an effort to boost biosecurity. Finding the dots ensures that the inspectors know how to check all the nooks and crannies in vehicles and equipment that could harbour weed seeds and […] Read more

New Sheep and Goat Health Statements available

April 19, 2016

New versions of the Sheep Health Statement  and Goat Health Statement are available on the Sheep and Goat Industry pages. These documents are reviewed annually to ensure they are contemporary and up-to-date. A new convenient feature for sheep producers includes a writable PDF version of the Sheep Health Statement so producers can complete the form on their […] Read more
Bee biosecurity sign near apiary

Bee biosecurity officer appointed in NSW

April 7, 2016

Beekeepers in NSW now have an advisor on hand to help them keep their hives free from pests and diseases. Hayley Pragert has started work in the new role of Bee Biosecurity Officer as part of a joint industry–government initiative to look after Australia’s honey bees. Alison Saunders, Horticultural Cropping Manager at Plant Health Australia […] Read more
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Protect your farm by managing footwear

April 7, 2016

A video has been produced that shows growers how to manage footwear to prevent a fungal disease from devastating their banana crops. The fungal pathogen the growers are trying to keep at bay is Panama disease tropical race 4. But it’s not just banana growers who can benefit from watching the video. The methods shown can […] Read more