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

New tool helps make biosecurity second nature

December 2, 2014

The best defence against diseases, pests and weeds is to implement sound biosecurity practices on farm. A new planning tool, the Farm Biosecurity Action Planner, is now available to help crop and livestock producers to manage biosecurity risks on their property. Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland, said the planner helps producers to […] Read more
Biosecurity Future Report

Megatrends and megashocks – a glimpse into Australia’s biosecurity future

December 2, 2014

The growth in peri-urban producers, increased international travel and limited investment in biosecurity are some of the ‘megatrends’ that could lead to biosecurity ‘megashocks’ such as a major outbreak of an exotic wheat rust or a nationwide outbreak of foot and mouth disease. These dire forecasts are just some of the predictions made in the […] Read more
Garry Kadwell

Farm biosecurity essentials: farm outputs video

December 2, 2014

Responsibility for biosecurity doesn’t end when plant products or animals leave the farm gate. The measures in place on your property support biosecurity in your region or state, and help protect Australia’s valuable overseas markets. A short video in the series based on the risks associated with ‘farm outputs’, one of the six the biosecurity […] Read more
Eggplant

Soil borne plant pathogens: common pests and methods for control

December 2, 2014

Many plant diseases that are caused by soil borne pathogens can be difficult to predict, detect and diagnose. Investigations into these pathogens are further limited by the nature of the soil environment, which is extremely complex. This makes gaining an understanding of soil borne plant pathogens, and the diseases they cause, a challenging aspect of […] Read more
Monitoring stored grain on farm

Guide to monitoring stored grain

December 1, 2014

Although the harvest is over for another year and the grain is safely stored on-farm, growers can never fully relax. With zero market tolerance for live pests in grain, storage is no time to forget about biosecurity. To avoid rejection of grain when out-loading, growers need to regularly monitor stored grain for unwanted pests. Because […] Read more