January 9, 2012
Fairfax Media and Elders have launched the official Australian Year of the Farmer photo competition, with a grand prize of $10,000 worth of camera equipment awarded for the winning photo. The competition opened on 1 January 2012, and will run for nine months until 30 September 2012, so there’s plenty of time to get your […] Read more
December 22, 2011
Take our livestock farm biosecurity quiz! Tis the season to be jolly; but why not try a more worthwhile distraction? Test your knowledge of on farm biosecurity practices for livestock properties with our tailor-made quiz. And if in doubt, test your research skills. All the answers can be found on www.farmbiosecurity.com.au You can take the […] Read more
December 20, 2011
Before you head off on your holiday road trip this year, make sure that you are not carrying any unwanted hitchhikers. Two species of fruit fly that are established in parts of Australia – the Queensland fruit fly and the Mediterranean fruit fly – spread most easily by hitching a ride with people taking road […] Read more
December 16, 2011
If you make compost or use it on pasture, you have an important role in helping prevent Mad Cow Disease (BSE). Composting is a good thing to do, for a number of reasons. However, there is a potentially significant legal issue that people who make compost and those who use it should be aware of.
December 5, 2011
A recent survey of Victorian grain growers revealed that producers are leaving the industry open to plant pest incursions. The online survey, carried out by
Plant Health Australia (PHA) and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, gave insight into the industry’s current biosecurity practices and awareness.