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

Cereal rust

Watch all crops closely

May 5, 2011

The cropping and horticulture industries are on notice to closely monitor crops this autumn and winter for signs of disease, especially fungal diseases. Read more
Grass covered fence

Don’t ‘shut the gate’ on biosecurity

May 5, 2011

For the first time in many years, a green tide of grasses and shrubs covers inland eastern Australia. However, the floods and rains will bring on a range of pests and diseases that farmers and land managers have not seen for a long time and will need to deal with. Read more
Louise Rossiter cleaning ute

Go clean, not green

May 5, 2011

During December, January and February, floods inundated a large percentage of Queensland’s cropping regions, with some areas going under water more than once. As the extensive clean up continues, it is timely to consider a few biosecurity issues to take into account during the recovery process and in planning for your next crops. Read more
Victorian flooding

Water and flooding – ongoing production risks

May 5, 2011

As floodwaters recede and producers work to bring their enterprises back into relative ‘order’ and productive capacity, there are numerous new biosecurity challenges to be overcome and future risks to look out for. Read more
Victorian flooding

Floods special – countrywide impacts

May 3, 2011

Australian agriculture has been rocked by a series of extreme weather and natural disaster events over the last six months, several of which have been in the ‘one in 200 year’ category. Read more