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

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Post-harvest jobs to protect stored grain from pests

February 18, 2019

After harvest is the perfect time for three simple on-farm hygiene jobs to protect your stored grain from pests and prepare for the year ahead. Kym McIntyre from the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program advises that over summer is a good time to clean your unused grain storage and handling equipment and clear piles of grain […] Read more
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Avoiding zoonotic diseases in flood recovery efforts

February 12, 2019

Updated Wednesday 20 February If you are making plans to help with the North Queensland flood recovery efforts, first make plans to look after yourself. Due to the large changes in the environment in the wake of the North Queensland flood event, it’s important that you protect yourself during recovery efforts. Soil borne pathogens, such as […] Read more
Darryl Smith

WA potato growers’ incursion experience

December 13, 2018

Darryl Smith is a third-generation potato grower (and sheep producer), who grows about 64 hectares of potatoes a year, at Busselton, 200km south of Perth in Western Australia. His ‘self confessed’ claim to fame is that he was the first potato grower in Australia to have tomato potato psyllid (TPP) detected on his property. Darryl […] Read more
Kevin Clayton Greene

On-farm biosecurity: preventing the (seemingly) inevitable

December 13, 2018

In this article from Vegetables Australia magazine, AUSVEG Biosecurity Adviser Dr Kevin Clayton-Greene discusses how a robust on-farm biosecurity system can protect Australian vegetable growing operations from the threat of pests and diseases, particularly those that seem inevitable to spread or arrive on our shores. I have heard it often said that it is inevitable […] Read more
Gold Coast

Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!

December 12, 2018

The Gold Coast will be abuzz with all things biosecurity on 12-13 June 2019, when government, industry and other interested parties unite for the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium. Hosted by Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), the theme of the Symposium is preventative biosecurity […] Read more