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…)

How to report pests and diseases as a grower

How to report pests and diseases as a grower


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Plant pests and diseases can have a serious impact on your business, industry and community. By reporting anything unusual, you help protect your bottom line but also help reduce the likelihood that new pests are here to stay. (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…)

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…)