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

Beth Bagley

Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity

February 6, 2015

Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys’ cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt. Beth and Rob Bagley farm two blocks about 30 kilometres apart […] Read more
Harvesting Grapes

Minimising biosecurity risks when employing harvesting contractors

February 6, 2015

At this time of year, many fruit producers will have contractors on their property to help with harvesting activities. If care is not taken, contractors can spread diseases, pests and weed seeds on their clothing, equipment and vehicles as they move from farm-to-farm and region-to-region. If armed with the necessary information your contractors can be […] Read more

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