June 1, 2012
Shaun Nolan, winner of the 2011 Queensland Grains Innovation Award, says that as a grain grower, he has an important role to play in protecting his farm and the entire grains industry from biosecurity threats. Shaun is from a family partnership that encompasses grain and forage crops, a cattle breeding and fattening enterprise, and even […] Read more
May 28, 2012
The winner of last year’s Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award in the livestock category is encouraging other livestock producers to nominate for the 2012 awards, which are currently open for nominations.
May 22, 2012
When it comes to meeting the expectations of international grain buyers there is a world of difference between ‘not known to exist’ and ‘known not to exist’ for exotic plant pests and diseases. You can manage the first simply by keeping your eyes closed. The second requires active surveillance and the ability to identify specific […] Read more
May 1, 2012
Research into Australia’s first horse flu (equine influenza) epidemic in 2007 has shown that on-farm biosecurity measures are effective in preventing the spread of disease even when a major outbreak is already well underway.
April 27, 2012
The citrus industry in California is now on high alert for Huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening) and the citrus psyllid that can transmit the disease. With infestations of the insect in southern California and the Los Angeles urban area, it now seems only a matter of time before it becomes established in California’s citrus production […] Read more