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  • Three risk keys: research, resistance, reporting
    Biosecurity, 04 Sep 2022
    Three risk keys: research, resistance, reporting

    Almost if not all Australian wheat and barley cultivars have at least some resistance to each of the three rust diseases. This resistance saves the wheat and barley industries an estimated $1.1 billion per year

  • Fall armyworm steps and lessons
    Biosecurity, 04 Sep 2022
    Fall armyworm steps and lessons

    Fall armyworm is a highly invasive pest native to the Americas. It was first detected in Africa in 2016 and has subsequently expanded its distribution throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with the first detections reported in tropical regions of northern Australia in early 2020

  • Emergency-use chemicals
    Biosecurity, 04 Sep 2022
    Emergency-use chemicals

    GRDC has multiple investments to improve exotic plant pest incursion preparedness. One key focus is obtaining emergency and minor-use permits of chemicals that might be needed to control future incursions

  • What happens in a pest incursion?
    Biosecurity, 04 Sep 2022
    What happens in a pest incursion?

    The detection of emergency plant pests triggers a well-defined response

  • Laying the foundations – a plan to guide grains biosecurity
    Biosecurity, 04 Sep 2022
    Laying the foundations – a plan to guide grains biosecurity

    The National Grains Biosecurity Plan is being reviewed to better protect grain growers from the increasing threat of exotic pest incursions

  • Heightened alert for khapra beetle
    Biosecurity, 03 Sep 2022
    Heightened alert for khapra beetle

    An increase in detections of khapra beetle on non-commodity imports and sea containers has resulted in the federal government implementing a range of biosecurity procedures aimed at addressing risks

  • Vehicle washdowns: prevention is better than cure
    Industry Insights, 09 Aug 2022
    Vehicle washdowns: prevention is better than cure

    One of the first lines of defence in preventing biosecurity threats from entering and spreading on-farm is washing down all vehicles and machinery, including those belonging to visitors and contractors. Vehicle washdown areas do not have to be state of the art and expensive; they just need to be fit for purpose.

  • Surveillance around the country
    Biosecurity, 04 Aug 2022
    Surveillance around the country

    All states and territories conduct a range of surveillance activities throughout the year. The following provides a snapshot of projects and programs currently underway

  • Chemical residues in crops could harm safe grain status
    Biosecurity, 27 Apr 2022
    Chemical residues in crops could harm safe grain status

    The Australian Government’s National Residue Survey helps to manage the risk of chemical residue and environmental contaminants in food products. The NRS tests for residues of pesticides and environmental contaminants in 21 grains, pulses and oilseeds.

  • Brands, breeds, bright ideas – confirmation bias in action
    Biosecurity, 25 Apr 2022
    Brands, breeds, bright ideas – confirmation bias in action

    In agriculture, confirmation bias is associated with a preference for certain brands, breeds, bright ideas and even accepting farming practices such as biosecurity. It is easy to disregard bias in decision-making if everything is seemingly working as it should for you and other farmers.

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