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

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Biosecurity basics: Utility contractors

June 26, 2012

Preventing the arrival and establishment of new diseases, pests and weeds is just as important as controlling those already present on a property. People moving between farms and regions can unintentionally spread pests on vehicles, equipment, boots and clothing. The most obvious risks are diseases carried in soil and plant material. Read more
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Report showcases Australia’s world class plant biosecurity system

June 21, 2012

Australia’s plant biosecurity system is showcased in the latest publication from Plant Health Australia (PHA), the National Plant Biosecurity Status Report for 2011. The report demonstrates the lengths Australia goes to in a bid to protect Australia’s $27.5 billion agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries from plant pests. Dr Tony Gregson, Chairman of the PHA Board, […] Read more

New focus on biosecurity in revised BJD management plan

June 1, 2012

New arrangements for managing and preventing bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in livestock are set to be implemented as the current national plan comes to an end on 30 June this year. Read more
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Innovative farmer switched-on to farm biosecurity

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
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Biosecurity credentials good for business

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. Read more