November 13, 2017
Grain harvest has begun in the northern states of Australia, so it’s time to plan your harvesting down south. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer, says that you need to use a multi-step game plan rather than a single play when it comes to hygienic grain storage. “What are your tactics to minimise insect infestations and […]
Biosecurity officers in South Australia recently set up a random road block near Blanchetown, to stop and inspect vehicles for fruit and vegetables which can carry fruit fly. Over two days, a total of 78 written cautions were issued by PIRSA staff after inspecting 500 vehicles. Rod Turner, General Manager for Risk Management at Plant […]
Keeping poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese in backyards is a popular practice across Australia, with many people hoping to live sustainably, provide eggs to family and friends or to teach their children about animal rearing and food production. While many birds live safe, healthy and comfortable lives in backyards, it is important to […]
One thing is clear from the results of the 2017 Farm Biosecurity Producer Survey: you are working together more than ever before to secure your farms against all manner of biosecurity threats. When 1200 producers across Australia were interviewed it was discovered that two-thirds of them, regardless of what they farm, share the responsibility for […]
October 16, 2017
Over the past few months, the introduction of the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the addition of biosecurity and animal welfare requirements to the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA) has seen on-farm biosecurity planning become the subject of many discussions, forums, workshops and articles. With the changes to LPA taking effect from 1 October, […]
Record-keeping is central to on-farm biosecurity – our range of templates are available to help you manage your data https://t.co/uoDaHCqRBH @planthealthaust
Don’t forget to have your say on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry. Public consultation is underway until 5pm Monday 26 Feb 2018.
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Taking five or six minutes every day can pay off in the long run – #biosecurity is best practiced as part of your everyday farm management strategy https://t.co/geuok1bNMI @planthealthaust
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Bee-ing active in protecting your hives is the 101 of beekeeping. Online short course available to help. More info at https://t.co/LtuNrMkSOZ
Find out what you can do to help strengthen Australia’s biosecurity system. Free online courses available at https://t.co/e8sBt3hgAv
@nswdpi 2018 Investigate Science & Technology Competition is all about #bees! A great initiative focused on one of our major industries. Register today: https://t.co/gPPT3JXIj6
PHA is advertising for one citrus and one forestry biosecurity coordinator https://t.co/EZBu3TwPbB Also on SEEK
Contact details for regulatory advice about movement of plants and plant products is here https://t.co/pZod1Mk2w9
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