New important conditions for Brown Marmorated Stinkbug season

New important conditions for Brown Marmorated Stinkbug season


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The first day of Spring marks a lot of things for farmers, one of them being the beginning of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys) risk season, which runs from 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022, when the pest travels to Australia hitchhiking among imported goods and cargo. (more…)

New biosecurity hub for grains industry

New biosecurity hub for grains industry


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Plant Health Australia (PHA) in partnership with Grain Producers Australia (GPA) have launched an online hub of industry-specific biosecurity resources and tools. (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…)

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…)

Biosecurity manuals and record templates for crop and livestock producers

Biosecurity manuals and record templates for crop and livestock producers


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The Farm Biosecurity website makes it easy for producers seeking advice on the biosecurity measures to implement on their property. With free resources for 24 industries, there’s likely to be tailored information to suit most producers. (more…)