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

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Bee Aware how to boost crop yields with honey bee pollination

July 30, 2014

Bee Aware is a recently launched website that is a comprehensive resource with a dual purpose. According to Rod Turner, Plant Health Australia’s Risk Management Manager, the new site helps beekeepers to keep hives healthy and tells producers about the yield benefits that pollination of crops by honey bees can bring. Some, but not all, […] Read more
Strict new measures for Equestrian Australia (EA) certified events have been introduced under a new policy released by EA on Tuesday 1 July 2014.

EA not horsing around with Hendra

July 4, 2014

Strict new measures for Equestrian Australia (EA) certified events have been introduced under a new policy released by EA on Tuesday 1 July. The policy will require EA event organisers to complete a questionnaire during the event planning stages. The questionnaire will determine if the event requires classification as a ‘Hendra vaccinated event’. Hendra classified […] Read more
Vets a trusted source for producers

Vets a trusted source for producers

July 4, 2014

A recent survey of producers confirmed that veterinarians across the country play an active role in advising livestock producers about on-farm biosecurity and general farm management issues. The reminder for vets of their advisory role comes from data collected in the 2013 Farm Biosecurity producer survey which uncovered some interesting results about how producers get […] Read more
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Surviving an emergency disease outbreak

July 4, 2014

Two new documents have been published to help livestock producers survive an emergency disease outbreak. The first document, Preparing your business to survive: Risk management planning for an emergency animal disease outbreak, is designed to assist livestock enterprises prepare a risk management plan for emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreaks. This manual can help you by: […] Read more
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Tips about compost use on-farm

July 3, 2014

Many farmers use compost and manure for various soil structure and fertility benefits. But for both crop and livestock enterprises compost use is a potential pathway for the spread of diseases, pests and weeds. Farmers graze animals and grow crops after spreading compost and/or manure from other farms and various other sources (for example plant, […] Read more