May 15, 2018
Our second profile of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award winners is of the Mackay Farming Group of Tully, Far North Queensland. Bolinda Estate is owned by the Mackay Farming Group and managed by cousins Stephen and Gavin Mackay. Although known for growing bananas, they’ve diversified the business over the years to produce […]
For the first time, onion growers across Australia have a manual dedicated to their biosecurity needs. Stuart Kearns, Manager for Farm Biosecurity at Plant Health Australia, said that the new manual will help onion growers secure their future by making better biosecurity decisions. “The Onion Growers’ Biosecurity Manual has been developed around the six Farm […]
Agricultural tourism and working holidays are a big part of many farm operations, though naturally these activities pose a big risk of introducing or spreading diseases, pests and weeds. In the wake of a number of large agricultural events, many of which have featured displays, open days and property tours, Animal Health Australia and Plant […]
The recent detection of tick fever on two properties on the New South Wales Mid North Coast has prompted a reminder to cattle producers to manage pests and the diseases they can carry as part of their on-farm biosecurity plan. While cattle ticks are uncommon so far south, Animal Health Australia’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, Dr […]
April 19, 2018
Zoning is the division of your farm into separate areas based on the level of biosecurity that is needed to minimise the possibility of pests and diseases from coming onto and moving around your property. Generally, three zones are required to limit access according to the risk status of the area. In order of increasing […]
Biosecurity planning ensures that what you bring onto your property is all grain, no pain. https://t.co/BaM1gUlWSO @planthealthaust
Do you show or sell your poultry?
Get your copy of ‘Poultry for Show and Sale’ – A national guide to the handling, transportation and biosecurity of poultry for show and sale.
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Are you a cattle producer with a J-BAS of 7 or 8?
If you wish to maintain this score, you need to have Check Test samples collected for laboratory testing by 30 June 2018.
If not, you will only be able to declare a maximum J-BAS of 6.
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Join @cattlecouncilau and @beefcentral for their Fit to Load webinar today at 12:30 AEST! You'll be able to hear from AHA's own Dr Rob Barwell.
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Starting the morning listening how we can tell positive stories about agriculture, we need to take the public on the journey & not expect them to see everything though our lense @AustFarmInstitu @VicFarmers @NationalFarmers #DigitalFarmers2018
The Potato Growers’ Biosecurity Manual is a guide to farm biosecurity measures to reduce the risk of weeds, pests and diseases impacting production, and will be released with the next edition of #PotatoesAustralia https://t.co/kmY1uSDKuC @Hort_Au @biosecurityveg @planthealthaust
Just finished the #Phylogenetics training as a part of the one-week #PowderyMildew workshop @CCH_USQ #CentreForCropHealth in collaboration with National Plant #Biosecurity Diagnostic Network @DeptAgNews @planthealthaust The workshop continues tomorrow
Have you spotted Red Witchweed in Northern Queensland? It’s a huge threat to crop productivity. You can report sightings of the weed by calling 13 25 23. https://t.co/tc49mTy7hE
Growers are urged to monitor crops for wheat stripe rust and send sample, in paper packing, to the Australian Rust Survey https://t.co/0xqipbC7TK
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