NSW DPI manages major parthenium infestation at Croppa Creek

NSW DPI manages major parthenium infestation at Croppa Creek


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Biosecurity specialists are successfully managing a 65-hectare parthenium weed infestation near Croppa Creek after an observant agronomist found the weeds hidden in a sorghum crop and reported it late last year. (more…)

Free feathertop Rhodes grass herbicide resistance testing

Free feathertop Rhodes grass herbicide resistance testing


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Riverina and Central West farmers are being invited to send feathertop Rhodes grass seeds to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for free herbicide resistance testing, as researchers strengthen strategies to manage the weed. (more…)

National Plant Biosecurity Strategy released

National Plant Biosecurity Strategy released


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The 2021-2031 National Plant Biosecurity Strategy (NPBS) released by Plant Health Australia (PHA) provides a framework to strengthen Australia’s plant biosecurity system over the next decade. (more…)

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…)