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Ron Creagh and sign

WA award finalist a veteran of biosecurity on-farm

September 5, 2013

West Australian farmer Ron Creagh is a finalist in the plant category of the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Ron, with his wife Robyn and son Kim farm 13,000 hectares in the low rainfall shires of Trayning and Nungarin in the central wheat belt of Western Australia. It is a family business, established […] Read more

Honey bee crusader a finalist for biosecurity award

September 5, 2013

Tasmanian bee keeper Lindsay Bourke is a finalist in the plant category of the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Lindsay owns and operates Australian Honey Products Pty Ltd. He manages around 3,000 hives which produce honey and provide valuable pollination services for over 18 different crops. As former Chairman of the Australian Honey […] Read more
Lindsay Burke with full comb

Variety rules in 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards

September 3, 2013

There is no shortage of variety in the finalists for the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards which were announced this week, including producers from a variety of livestock and plant categories across four states. The award is split into two categories – animal and plant – representing the fact that the Farm Biosecurity […] Read more

Biosecurity moves from cows to crops

September 2, 2013

Increasing the focus on farm biosecurity makes good sense to LeAnne and Wes Judd, dairy farmers who grow grain and fodder for their dairy on the Condamine River in Queensland. After attending a farm biosecurity and grain storage workshop last year, LeAnne has initiated several biosecurity activities for their farming operation. “The main reason we […] Read more

Weed alert: Red witchweed confirmed near Mackay

August 1, 2013

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed that a serious exotic weed red witchweed (Striga asiatica) has been found near Mackay. Biosecurity Queensland’s Director Invasive Plants and Animals, John Robertson, said samples were collected and have been identified by the Queensland Herbarium. “While the weed has been confirmed on one property, information to date suggests that the infestation […] Read more