May 17, 2019
With challenging and dry conditions prevailing this year, Grains Biosecurity Officer Jim Moran recommends staying one step ahead of pests by using farm biosecurity practices before and during sowing. “Simple things can save you money in the long run by reducing the introduction and spread of pests, diseases and weeds on your property,” explained Jim. […]
A new version of the biosecurity manual for cherry growers is now available on the Farm Biosecurity website. The updated manual stems from a review of the biosecurity plan for the entire industry, something that is done every five years or so to make sure that biosecurity activities are still targeting the highest priority pests. […]
With a positive detection for Johne’s disease (JD) on a New South Wales north coast cattle stud having been confirmed by NSW DPI, questions about what this means for properties with a confirmed clinical case of JD have been asked, particularly in relation to the relatively new framework for management of the disease. Animal Health […]
Livestock producers can often see biosecurity as something that happens in a particular moment in time, such as when new livestock enter the property, when livestock leave for or return from agistment, or when an animal begins showing signs of a disease or pest problem. What often gets lost in translation, according to Dr Simon […]
April 18, 2019
On-farm biosecurity has always been important, yet over the last few years its implementation has become far more visible. This serves the producer by keeping them aware of and managing people moving onto and about their property, and the associated risks. A more recent issue we’ve seen is activists who have, in several high-profile cases […]
The FMD Ready’s sub-project 3 team are using computer simulation software to test FMD control strategies for Australia – to be prepared in the event an outbreak occurs. Find out more about their results at https://t.co/m88AQBo5tD
A big thanks to the 1000+ producers that provided their expert knowledge in the FMD Ready Project’s sub-project 2 producer surveys! Analysis of the data is now underway. Find out more https://t.co/N7xB6uVOmL
We’re pawsitive you’ll love Petal but if you’re in pawsession of #biosecurity risks, your arrival in Aust is gonna be ruff. A passenger from Thailand brought in undeclared pork & fresh leaves infected with citrus canker. Don’t be sorry, just declare it | https://t.co/9tXzvpHHI02
On Wed 1 May the FMD Ready Project’s Beef Innovation Pilot group met for the third time since it was formed to discuss the value of training in post-mortem examination and development of an outbreak response guide. Find out more https://t.co/WPtVsF7MkL
Researchers working in sub-project 1 of the FMD Ready project have been busy collaborating with Duke-National University Singapore to develop a method for processing samples taken from the nose and mouth of FMD-infected animals.
Read more https://t.co/xKCjlyQC51
AND the one going in Tasmania! Nice time to be a biosecurity entomologist. :) https://t.co/LkoStXcalV
Visit your local botanic gardens this Sunday! They offer a wealth of knowledge that helps us plan for a better future. More at https://t.co/h91iv3nSUf
An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been declared at Lindsay Point in the Riverland of Victoria https://t.co/SbW6iBYbq4
Last night, Prof. Alan Andersen FAA presented at the Darwin #PintAU19 event as part of the @pintofscienceau festival. Prof. Andersen was awarded Fellowship of the @Science_Academy at #ShineDome18.
#ShineDome19 is next week - follow the hashtag for live updates.
It’s National Volunteer Week!
Weed Spotters Network Queensland are volunteers who track down weeds for management - protecting our environment and agricultural industry, making new friends, and getting fresh air and exercise.
Find out more: https://t.co/GT2M9Q5Mgw
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