Biosecurity, 18 Oct 2021
Early detection and prevention are key components of a biosecurity plan that is designed to reduce the likelihood and impact of devastating pests, diseases and weeds entering farms. The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework identifies the four key aspects of the Victorian Government’s overall approach to managing the different stages of an invasive species.
Biosecurity, 17 Oct 2021
Demonstrating the absence of exotic pests is vital to continue growing the local grain industry and maintaining access to export markets. The latest ‘Pantry Blitz’, an annual biosecurity surveillance project that focuses on various invasive stored product pests, has revealed no new exotic pests this year.
Biosecurity, 30 Sep 2021
The Australian grains industry is being protected from a highly invasive ‘hitchhiking’ pest through a multi-phased action plan
Biosecurity, 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.
Biosecurity, 12 May 2021
The ‘Growers – Pest Reporting and Responses’ course is the ideal starting point for grain growers wanting to improve their biosecurity game
Biosecurity, 11 May 2021
Biosecurity gate signs provide an immediate signal to all visitors to your property that you take biosecurity seriously – and so should they.
Biosecurity, 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.
Biosecurity, 21 Nov 2020
Large numbers of Queensland crops were surveyed and diseases processed in 2019-20, despite travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic. The 2019-20 survey included wheat, barley, mungbeans, sorghum, soybeans and peanuts and identified the presence and distribution of several important established diseases.
Biosecurity, 20 Nov 2020
Growers should be aware of how confirmation bias could be associated with their selection of brands, breeds and farming practices such as biosecurity. This means they should be cautious about overlooking unseen risks when it comes to pests and diseases.
Biosecurity, 26 Aug 2020
Plant pests and diseases cause up to 40 per cent of food crop losses every year. International research collaboration through initiatives such as the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative is key to fighting pests and diseases.