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Author: Bill Gordon, NSW grains biosecurity officer

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  • What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?
    What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?
    Author: Bill Gordon, NSW grains biosecurity officer, 28 May 2021

    When a new pest or disease is first detected in Australia, a decision must be made on whether it is feasible to eradicate it or whether we need to learn how to manage it. A recent example of an exotic pest that was determined unfeasible to be eradicated was fall armyworm, which arrived in northern Australia in early 2020.

  • Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity
    Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity
    Author: Bill Gordon, NSW grains biosecurity officer, 17 Feb 2021

    There are many good reasons for controlling the green bridge between crops, including preventing the early build-up of pests and diseases, preserving soil moisture and nutrients and reducing the weed seedbank.

  • NSW clear of lupin fungus
    NSW clear of lupin fungus
    Author: Bill Gordon, NSW Grains Biosecurity Officer, 08 Oct 2019

    Area freedom from lupin anthracnose reinstated in NSW.

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