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

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Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award

June 16, 2013

Nomination deadline extended to 2 August They’re on again. The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are coming back to Melbourne in September and our very own biosecurity award (plant and animal categories) is part of the honour roll. Nominations are now open, and as sponsors Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia are calling […] Read more
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Production nurseries taking biosecurity seriously

May 31, 2013

The latest version of one of the most important plant industry biosecurity plans, the Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Nursery Industry, is now available. The nursery industry supplies greenlife to a wide range of end users including the forestry sector, landscapers, fruit orchardists, cut flower and vegetable growers as well as the revegetation and land […] Read more
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Help for organic grain growers to deal with pest threats

May 31, 2013

Biosecurity and the use of best practice is a high priority for the Australian grains industry. The Farm Biosecurity Manual for the Organic Grains Industry aims to help organic grain producers deal with pest threats while complying with the Australian Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Products. According to Greg Fraser, Executive Director and CEO of PHA, […] Read more
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Protection against Australian bat lyssavirus

May 24, 2013

Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property in the Southern Downs area after a horse tested positive to Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV). Australia is the only country where this form of lyssavirus has been reported and it is considered to be present in all populations of Australian bats; however this is the first known case of […] Read more
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Farm Biosecurity website – personalise it!

May 1, 2013

A unique feature of the new Farm Biosecurity website is the personal profile builder. Farm Biosecurity program technical adviser, Duncan Rowland, says that the large proportion of mixed and multi-sector producers is the key reason why the program became an initiative run jointly by Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia. “The website already provides dedicated […] Read more