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

Queensland

Biosecurity really is everyone’s responsibility

June 5, 2015

New biosecurity laws for Queensland will make managing biosecurity risks everyone’s responsibility. The introduction of a general biosecurity obligation under the new Biosecurity Act 2014, which is expected to come into force in early 2016, will mean that Queenslanders will have to take an active role in managing biosecurity risks under their control. A biosecurity […] Read more
Karnal bunt 2

Something fishy about mock Karnal bunt incursion

June 5, 2015

Over the next year, there will be three biosecurity ‘fire drills’ run on one of the most potentially damaging pests of grains. The three simulation exercises will look at different aspects of an incursion of a fungal pest of stored grain called Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica). Dr Stephen Dibley, Plant Health Australia’s Program Manager, Training […] Read more
Biosecurity checklist

Make a start on biosecurity today

May 1, 2015

With a number of plant pest incursions on the go across Australia, many producers in the affected areas are turning to on-farm biosecurity measures in an attempt to prevent the disease or pests from affecting their property. Alison Saunders, Manager for Biosecurity Planning and Implementation at Plant Health Australia, would like to see the biosecurity […] Read more
Greg Mouat, Babu and camerman

Filming for next biosecurity videos underway

May 1, 2015

Shooting of footage has begun for the next two videos in the series based on the Farm Biosecurity essentials. The themes for the videos are ‘train, plan and record’, and ‘feral animals and weeds’. The short videos will provide a practical overview of some measures you can implement as part of your daily routine to […] Read more
Testing a cow

Cattle producers’ help wanted

April 30, 2015

Cattle producers across Australia are wanted to support the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) which monitors the distribution of insect-borne viruses of ruminant livestock, and their insect vectors, in Australia. Known as NAMP ‘co-operators’, participating cattle producers are required to provide 10–30 cattle for blood sampling by government officers at agreed intervals throughout the year. […] Read more