August 5, 2011
'Prevention is better than cure’ has long been the mantra of the medical profession and most people would agree with the basic principle. It is generally accepted that it is more economical to prevent disease than to treat it long term and it is certainly less traumatic, indeed multiple studies have investigated and supported this. Why then does the word ‘biosecurity’ cause such consternation in the agricultural sector? Read more
August 4, 2011
Growers of summerfruit will benefit from the release of two new documents developed by Plant Health Australia (PHA) andSummerfruit manual cover Summerfruit Australia Ltd (SAL), which focus on biosecurity for protection of the industry. Read more
July 27, 2011
Now that most of the winter crop has been planted, it is important to start a regular monitoring program for pests, weeds and diseases.
July 21, 2011
Identification and availability of chemicals is an important part of responding to a pest incursion in the grains industry.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) evaluates the potential effects of agricultural chemicals on both the crop and the pest before it can be used by growers.
July 19, 2011
Pre-agreed emergency animal disease response plans ensure readiness Australia is truly fortunate to be free from many harmful animal diseases and works hard to preserve this status. Separate incidents of Hendra virus in Queensland and New South Wales have provided a timely reminder that maintaining response readiness is a full time and necessary priority. To protect […] Read more