Rice on the boil in southern NSW

Rice on the boil in southern NSW


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With the rice season set for a superlative start following impressive rains, researchers predict growers will, for the first time this season, sow large areas to the new rice variety, V071. (more…)

PHA launches free plant biosecurity surveillance training

PHA launches free plant biosecurity surveillance training


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Plant Health Australia (PHA) has launched an online plant biosecurity surveillance course aimed at strengthening industry and government’s plant biosecurity response readiness and resilience. (more…)

What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?

What happens when an exotic pest arrives in Australia?


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An important part of Australia’s biosecurity system is to prepare for the arrival of exotic pests. Preparations are based on an understanding of pest biology, host range, global spread and management strategies used in other parts of the world. (more…)

End of a five-star career that strengthened Australia’s grains and pulse industry

End of a five-star career that strengthened Australia’s grains and pulse industry


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Internationally renowned NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Plant Pathologist, Dr. Kevin Moore, is calling it a day on his stellar career with 55 years of significant contribution to the nation’s valuable grains and pulse industry. (more…)

The status of plant biosecurity in Australia

The status of plant biosecurity in Australia


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The National Plant Biosecurity Status Report (NPBSR) is the latest comprehensive plant biosecurity resource detailing Australia’s plant biosecurity system and the pre-border, border and post-border activities undertaken in the last year. (more…)

Landholders in the Western region encouraged to consider pig strength meat baits

Landholders in the Western region encouraged to consider pig strength meat baits


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Landholders in the Western region wanting to control feral pigs are being encouraged to consider meat baiting, with those that participated in the recent control program for wild dogs eligible to obtain pig strength meat baits which are not currently available throughout wider NSW. (more…)