Carry a vehicle biosecurity kit, and use it!

Carry a vehicle biosecurity kit, and use it!


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A vehicle biosecurity kit is a useful tool to help limit the spread of unwanted pests, diseases and weeds on-farm or between farms. A kit should be carried and used by anyone working on-farm such as agronomists, extension officers and farm staff, including itinerant workers and contractors. (more…)

Regional drought resilience plan pilots announced for regional NSW

Regional drought resilience plan pilots announced for regional NSW


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The Australian and NSW Governments have announced the pilot locations for the Regional Drought Resilience Planning program, which will identify how communities can manage the impact of drought and find ways to build resilience. (more…)

Farm biosecurity begins before the gate

Farm biosecurity begins before the gate


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When we talk about farm biosecurity, we almost always talk about it from an on-farm producer or growers’ perspective. However, as an agronomist, vet or contractor visiting multiple sites, you can unintentionally carry pests, diseases and weeds off the farm and between sites. (more…)

Biosecurity project launched to support melon industry

Biosecurity project launched to support melon industry


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Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Melons Australia have teamed up for a new one-year Melon Industry Extension for Biosecurity project to strengthen melon growers’ resilience in biosecurity response, recovery capacity and understanding of proactive on-farm biosecurity practices. (more…)

Future Drought Fund creating drought resilient leaders in New South Wales


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Rural and regional communities across Australia are sharing in $11 million investment in local drought leadership through the Future Drought Fund’s (FDF) Drought Resilience Leaders program. (more…)