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

Grapevine phylloxera

Survey shows many vineyards ‘open for infection’

March 2, 2013

A recent survey by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has shown that many grape growers are not implementing basic biosecurity measures that could prevent infection of their properties. DPI officers inspected vine roots for the presence of the insect pest phylloxera to determine borders for a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ). Along with the […] Read more
Jeff Russell at Woolarama

Farm biosecurity signs up for grabs at Wagin Woolorama

March 1, 2013

Grain producers will have the chance to pick up Grains Farm Biosecurity signs and discuss biosecurity issues at the Wagin Woolorama in WA on 8 and 9 March 2013.  Western Australia’s Grains Biosecurity Officer, Jeff Russell, has corflute signs available to give away to grain producers at the WA Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) […] Read more
Children, eggs and chooks

Chook biosecurity in the spotlight

December 4, 2012

The recent small outbreak of H7 avian influenza at an egg farm near Maitland has been swiftly contained and eradicated in a collaborative effort between industry and NSW authorities. However the incident has thrown a spotlight on the simple but effective farm biosecurity measures which can be implemented at all poultry operations to help prevent […] Read more
Dave and Jenny Morrison

Duck biosecurity working for grain growers

November 29, 2012

Victorian grain growers Dave and Jenny Morrison have found that the biosecurity practices required of their diversification into raising ducks are also benefiting their grain operations. Dave and Jenny Morrison from Netherby, in the Wimmera, own 607 hectares (1500 acres) and share farm another 607 hectares.  They crop cereals barley and wheat, have a flock […] Read more
Foam depopulation

Avian influenza outbreak a timely reminder to secure your farm

November 29, 2012

The recent outbreak of avian influenza at a free range layer farm near Maitland in New South Wales is a timely reminder about the importance of good biosecurity practices for all farms and agribusinesses, especially those involved in animal production. The virus at the Maitland facility was the H7 Avian Influenza strain – not the […] Read more