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  • 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.

  • PBRI participates in a global collaboration for plant health
    Biosecurity, 26 Aug 2020
    PBRI participates in a global collaboration for plant health

    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.

  • Long investigation lifts the lid on illegal interstate trade of lupin
    Biosecurity, 19 Aug 2020
    Long investigation lifts the lid on illegal interstate trade of lupin

    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.

  • Nationwide survey provides insights on grain growers’ biosecurity attitudes
    Biosecurity, 15 Aug 2020
    Nationwide survey provides insights on grain growers’ biosecurity attitudes

    More Australian producers than ever before have implemented biosecurity practices to protect their properties from diseases, pests and weeds.

  • FAW’s genetics and insecticide sensitivities explored to develop pest management plans
    Biosecurity, 01 Aug 2020
    FAW’s genetics and insecticide sensitivities explored to develop pest management plans

    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.

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