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

Shaun Nolan in tractor

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
Mario Bonaccordo and John Houston

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
Karnal bunt seeds

Surveillance helps verify pest-absence data

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
EI vaccine and horse

Horse flu and biosecurity – the evidence is in

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. Read more
D citri

HLB and the Asian citrus psyllid: Be alert

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