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AHA has teamed up with representatives from the Australian Livestock Markets Association (ALMA) and the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) to develop a comprehensive biosecurity plan template for saleyards.
Diseases, pests and weeds can enter a farm and be spread by equipment and vehicles, either directly or in plant material, soil or manure. It is important to maintain equipment hygiene and ensure all vehicles that visit your property and access production areas are clean and well maintained.
Identifying risks and having a clear plan to minimise them are the mainstays of farm biosecurity for Janerin Farms’ manager Damien Ebbern.
Brown marmorated stink bugs have been hitching rides on containers from overseas, hiding in nooks and crannies. They are regularly being intercepted at the border over our Summer months.
Luciano Corallo, a strawberry grower in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, is one of two winners of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which is part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards.