July 20, 2018
Jess Rummery, AHA’s Biosecurity and Extension Manager, Northern Australia Every property has different biosecurity risks, which is why no two biosecurity plans are the same, and there’s no point spending the time and effort to make a plan that isn’t put into practice. This article highlights some key ways you can strengthen your overall biosecurity, […]
If you’re a stock feed manufacturer, retailer or livestock producer, then you need to understand the Australian Ruminant Feed Ban. Legislated in all Australian states and territories, the ban states that ‘restricted animal material’ (RAM), being any meal derived from vertebrate animal origin, cannot be fed to ruminants. Doing so could result in the spread […]
July 19, 2018
Have you ever wondered how we know that Australia doesn’t have certain pests and diseases that wreak havoc on crop production overseas? It’s not just because nobody has noticed anything wrong with the health of their plants. The only way we know for sure that we don’t have certain pests is to go out looking […]
The latest go-to guide on how Australia is being protected against plant pests and diseases reveals the tremendous effort being made across the country to sustain our plant industries, unique ecosystems and standards of living. The tenth edition of the National Plant Biosecurity Status Report was released this week by Plant Health Australia (PHA), the […]
June 18, 2018
Farmers, researchers, agronomists, government agency staff, scholarship recipients and tourists from rural areas need to be hyper vigilant with their hygiene practices when returning from overseas trips. Grains Farm Biosecurity Officer, Jim Moran, says that by taking unnecessary risks with hygiene, people are putting Australia’s agricultural industries at risk. “Just because you get through customs […]
Curious about the health status of the livestock you’re buying? Always request an animal health declaration before purchase. https://t.co/2kfhxZPLWu @planthealthaust
Early bird registration for the first Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference 2018 is open until Monday 20 August.
Register here - https://t.co/yYGx8Kzoul
#AVAMS18 @ACMFchicken @Australian_Pork @nswdpi @meatlivestock @AustVetAssoc @DeptAgNews @AgriFuturesAU
This week we have AHA staff members Helen and Tony attending the Australian Prawn Farmers Association Symposium 2018.
Helen met the Queensland Minister for Agriculture, @MarkFurnerMP at the AHA booth to talk about all things aquatic biosecurity.
Over the weekend we reached our next milestone! We couldn't get this far without your generosity. Get involved at https://t.co/bfJ1Bn8y8k
No matter how big or small, all donations will help make a difference & get a semi-trailer full of hay sent up to 900km to an affected area.
Be ready for a biosecurity emergency on your farm in three simple steps: train, plan and record. https://t.co/8Mx0V1qOtS @planthealthaust
Some recent research reporting on Xylella fastidiosa
New website on #Qfly #fruitfly area wide management and sterile insect technology https://t.co/xwJt65Hd81 @Hort_Au
Video guidelines on reducing the problem of #Qfly #fruitfly using area wide management https://t.co/ixNkxckqvi @Hort_Au @CSIROnews @DeptAgNews
Horticulture, research & govt reps meet today to consider progress made against the National #FruitFly Strategy & priority areas for future effort https://t.co/GHw9SNDp7i @Hort_Au
Bird vomit is being used to help save Townsville’s bees from the threat of varroa mite.
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