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.
Biosecurity, 19 Aug 2020
The extended drought in the eastern states of Australia resulted in shortages of quality stock feed in many regional areas, particularly entering the summer of 2018 and early 2019. Graziers and grain merchants in NSW were often prepared to go to great lengths in an attempt to source high-protein feed to meet the short fall, including importing lupin grain from interstate.
Biosecurity, 15 Aug 2020
More Australian producers than ever before have implemented biosecurity practices to protect their properties from diseases, pests and weeds.
Biosecurity, 01 Aug 2020
In other parts of the world fall armyworm has developed resistance to commonly used insecticides, making management more difficult. In a GRDC-invested, CSIRO-led project, researchers aim to better understand this pest’s genetic make-up and insecticide sensitivities to develop effective pest management plans.
Biosecurity, 31 Jul 2020
GRDC has invested in cesar to lead a project investigating FAW biology, spread and establishment potential, and options for improving industry capability to manage the pest now, and into the future.
Biosecurity, 23 Jun 2020
On-farm practices to enhance biosecurity and integrated pest management are often complementary.
Biosecurity, 25 Mar 2020
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