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

Ian Rathjen close up

Victorian farmer on a high as finalist for award

August 31, 2011

Lynn and Ian Rathjen, owners of ‘Whistling Eagle’ at Colbinabbin, have been on a high since they were told that they are finalists in the 2011 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Read more
Lindsay Burke with full comb

Guardian of the golden nectar

August 30, 2011

Lindsay Bourke, Tasmania’s biggest beekeeper, is on a mission to keep Australia’s honey the best-tasting, purest and safest in the world. Read more
Tom Hill

Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award finalists chosen

August 19, 2011

The judges have concluded their difficult task and the results are in! Six finalists will vie to become the 2011 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year – three each in both the animal and plant categories. Read more
Greg Fraser at desk

Preparing for plant pest incursions

August 16, 2011

There have been many high-profile stories in the media lately about the importation of Chinese apples and South American grapes, as well as incursions of Chestnut blight, Myrtle rust, Asian honeybees and a number of weeds. Recent media attention has heightened concerns about the risk of exotic plant pests making their way into Australia. Read more

Plain and practical advice helps cherry growers prevent pests

August 11, 2011

Cherry growers now have a best practice biosecurity guide to reduce the risk of new pests damaging their orchards with the release of the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Cherry Industry. Read more