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

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Biosecurity survey results are in!

May 5, 2014

The level of understanding of biosecurity amongst Australian producers has increased, with more producers controlling weeds and monitoring their crops and livestock for signs of pests and diseases. These findings are just some of the many interesting results from the 2013 Farm Biosecurity producer survey. The survey conducted interviews with 1,273 Australian crop and livestock […] Read more
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Back to farm basics for small-area farmers

May 5, 2014

The Small Farms Network field day, held last month, was a chance to ask some simple but important questions and get a refresh on basic farm management for 44 small-area farmers. Held near the southern NSW town of Gunning, the field day also provided an opportunity for Animal Health Australia (AHA) staff to discuss good […] Read more
Bees and Canola

Experts consider pesticide risks to honey bees

May 1, 2014

A class of commonly used insecticides known as neonicotinoids is unlikely to present any greater threat to honey bees and crop pollination than other pesticides which have been in use for many years. That’s the finding from a symposium held in Canberra on 9 April that brought together 90 representatives from government agencies, the honey […] Read more
Australian Interstate Quarantine

Guide to movement restrictions for agriculture products

May 1, 2014

Restrictions on the movement of agricultural products between and within states mean that it’s important to have a resource that outlines what can and cannot be moved. With that in mind, Quarantine Domestic has recently updated the booklet Australian Interstate Quarantine to help you check what you can and can’t take across state and quarantine […] Read more
Livestock Biosecurity Network

Livestock Biosecurity Network at your service

April 2, 2014

The Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) is now in full swing getting amongst Australia’s livestock producers and providing up-to-date information on best-practice strategies to help secure their farm and secure their future.  The LBN was established last year by the peak industry councils, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia, Cattle Council of Australia and WoolProducers Australia. The […] Read more