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

2012 plant FoTY finalists

Victorian farmers recognised for biosecurity awareness in awards

November 20, 2012

Farmers Rodney and Debbie Pohlner of Glenlee, north-west of Dimboola in the Wimmera region, and the Schwedes family, also of Glenlee, were finalists in the plant biosecurity category of the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards. “These successful farmers use simple, effective biosecurity practices on their farms, and can see real benefits through lower disease […] Read more
Orchard and harvest bins

Post-harvest operators contribute to biosecurity efforts

November 20, 2012

It is not only growers who are on the front line of protecting Australia’s fruit producing industries against biosecurity threats. Post-harvest operators should also be recognised for their contribution to regional biosecurity efforts. The post-harvest sector includes staff working in packing or sorting sheds, harvest contractors and transporters, and they all have a role to […] Read more
Greg Fraser and Steve Rathjen

Award winner has multi-layered approach to biosecurity

November 20, 2012

Murraylands onion grower Steve Rathjen is the winner of the Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Mr Rathjen has been producing onions in the Murray Bridge and Bordertown regions of South Australia for many years. But his interest in biosecurity goes well beyond his farm gate, having been involved in biosecurity planning for the […] Read more
Bob Reed

OJD crusader nominated for biosecurity award

September 11, 2012

A proactive attitude and regional collaboration are the key planks in Bob Reed’s approach to tackling biosecurity threats. Around 100km east of Esperance, Western Australia, Mr Reed runs a mixed farm incorporating cropping, sheep and cattle. Read more

Product integrity the top priority for WA wheatbelt award finalist

September 7, 2012

As a major supplier of cattle for live export, market access and product integrity are never far from Ivan Rogers’ mind. Mr Rogers is the principal of Kylagh, a 4200ha mixed farming enterprise based at Tammin in Western Australia’s Western Wheatbelt, incorporating a feedlot which generates the majority of farm income. Read more