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

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Manual provides protection for avocado growers

September 22, 2011

Two biosecurity planning documents targeting pests of avocado crops were released in early September, boosting protection against exotic pests for Australian avocado production. The Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Avocado Industry and the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Avocado Industry were launched at the VII World Avocado Congress in Cairns. Read more
Mike Bond and winner Mario Bonaccordo

Nice nod for Pepe’s Ducks

September 16, 2011

Industry pioneer wins Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo is one of Australian agriculture’s great success stories. Read more
Sandra and Peter Young with award

Fruit cocktails all round to celebrate plant biosecurity award

September 16, 2011

Sandra and Peter Young’s approach to biosecurity at Queensland’s leading tropical and subtropical fruit production nursery has seen them win the plant category of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Read more
Chickens

Avian paramyxovirus provides timely reminder to check on-farm biosecurity

September 14, 2011

Avian paramyxovirus provides timely reminder to check on-farm biosecurity Poultry producers and other bird owners are reminded to review their biosecurity measures following the highly infectious virus recently found in pigeons in Victoria. Read more
Pepe and Mario Bonaccordo

And the winners are…

September 8, 2011

By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo and Sandra and Peter Young, winners of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, are some of Australian agriculture’s great success stories. Having put home-grown duck firmly on the Australian dinner plate, over the past two decades Mr Bonaccordo has been cementing the future growth of the industry by developing and enforcing uncompromising standards on biosecurity, food safety and animal welfare. Read more