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


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

New webpage for endemic sheep disease project

November 6, 2014

Sheep producers now have a new resource for information on endemic livestock conditions with the development of an information page on the Animal Health Australia website about the new Livestock Production Conditions Project (LPCP). The LPCP pilot project was developed by AHA together with its sheep industry peak bodies to take a more holistic approach […] Read more
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Think about water biosecurity this summer

November 6, 2014

With summer just around the corner, plant and animal producers are being encouraged to create a biosecurity plan for water on the property. Duncan Rowland, Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity Services said many pests and diseases can survive for a long time in water until they find another host, so it is important to […] Read more
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Industry action: on the ground biosecurity specialists

November 6, 2014

Some of Australia’s larger plant industries have appointed specialists to provide biosecurity advice and assistance to growers. They also communicate with others in the supply chain to support regional and interstate biosecurity efforts. In many cases, they are considered ‘the face of biosecurity’ for an industry. You can contact these biosecurity officers if you need […] Read more