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  • Sentinels boost region-specific pest and disease monitoring
    Biosecurity, 15 Jan 2022
    Sentinels boost region-specific pest and disease monitoring

    The iMapPESTS team successfully deployed its new and improved mobile surveillance unit, Sentinel 5, to Tamworth Agricultural Institute (TAI) in June 2021. In a collaboration between the South Australian Research and Development Institute and NSW Department of Primary Industries, the mobile surveillance unit was deployed at TAI to monitor high-priority insect pests and fungal pathogens for the grains industry.

  • Prevention is better than cure
    Biosecurity, 18 Oct 2021
    Prevention is better than cure

    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.

  • Pantry Blitz a biosecurity success for WA grains industry
    Biosecurity, 17 Oct 2021
    Pantry Blitz a biosecurity success for WA grains industry

    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 evolves to manage khapra beetle threat
    Biosecurity, 30 Sep 2021
    Biosecurity evolves to manage khapra beetle threat

    The Australian grains industry is being protected from a highly invasive ‘hitchhiking’ pest through a multi-phased action plan

  • What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?
    Biosecurity, 28 May 2021
    What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?

    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.

  • Course offers free training
    Biosecurity, 12 May 2021
    Course offers free training

    The ‘Growers – Pest Reporting and Responses’ course is the ideal starting point for grain growers wanting to improve their biosecurity game

  • Biosecurity gate signs alert visitors to farm biosecurity zones
    Biosecurity, 11 May 2021
    Biosecurity gate signs alert visitors to farm biosecurity zones

    Biosecurity gate signs provide an immediate signal to all visitors to your property that you take biosecurity seriously – and so should they.

  • Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity
    Biosecurity, 17 Feb 2021
    Green bridge management a key for farm biosecurity

    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.

  • Crop disease surveillance continues despite COVID-19
    Biosecurity, 21 Nov 2020
    Crop disease surveillance continues despite COVID-19

    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.

  • Confirmation bias plays a role in farm biosecurity
    Biosecurity, 20 Nov 2020
    Confirmation bias plays a role in farm biosecurity

    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.

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