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

The video provides a practical overview of measures you can use every day to improve biosecurity on-farm by planning, training and keeping records.

New video reminds us to train, plan and record

November 13, 2015

So you’ve set up the foot bath, you’ve placed a sign on the gate and stocked up with the pesticides and drenches you need to use this summer. Who else is helping you do all this? What’s your plan of attack? And, are you recording the biosecurity actions you are implementing? This month, the Farm […] Read more
Citrus gall wasp symptoms

The first ever Biosecurity Blitz

November 9, 2015

In September 2015, the Grains e-Surveillance Team from the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) carried out the first ever Biosecurity Blitz. Western Australians were invited to use one of the department’s reporting tools to send a report of a pest insect, weed, disease or animal. The free tools included the MyPestGuide Suite, MyCrop […] Read more
Sampling hives for viruses

Healthy bee population proves good for exports

November 9, 2015

Australia’s first national survey of honey bee viruses has found we have one of the healthiest honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations in the world – a key step in re-establishing and maintaining export markets for breeding stock. The last survey was conducted almost 30 years ago and only in eastern Australia. The significant gaps in […] Read more

Livestock farmers wanted

October 19, 2015

Monash University is seeking farmers who are interested in participating in a focus group to discuss their experience with animal disease monitoring and reporting. The focus groups will involve discussions in small groups that will take approximately 1 hour. The university is interested in your experiences with diseases in your livestock, including how you manage and make […] Read more
Joy Paech at the gate

Keeping track of visitors to the farm

October 2, 2015

Preventing the arrival and establishment of new diseases, pests and weeds is just as important as controlling those already present on a property. People moving between farms and regions can unintentionally spread pests on vehicles, equipment, boots and clothing. The most obvious risks are diseases carried in soil and plant material. Some producers will have […] Read more