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

Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry

A biosecurity toolkit for every beekeeper

November 21, 2012

The latest biosecurity manual released by Plant Health Australia (PHA) is being sent to every registered beekeeper in Australia in a concerted effort to protect our honey bees and the crop industries that rely on pollination services. The Biosecurity Manual for Beekeepers is a 60-page biosecurity toolkit that explains how to keep honey bees healthy and […] Read more
AHA CEO Mike Bond and Rod Hoare

Farmer vet wins biosecurity award

November 20, 2012

An equine veterinarian’s ability to ‘practice what he preaches’ has seen him take out the coveted Biosecurity Farmer of the Year (livestock) award at the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards earlier this month. Read more
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