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Title: Farm biosecurity is insurance for your farming future Lois Ransom Australian Chief Plant Protection


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Farm biosecurity is insurance for your farming
futureLois RansomAustralian Chief Plant
Protection Officer
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Farm biosecurity What is it?
  • Managing farms and crops to
  • Reduce the impact of pests, diseases and weeds on
    yield and quality
  • Prevent the introduction of exotic pests
  • Safeguard future production
  • It is not new!

3
Tasmania 1992
4
Also Tasmania 1992!
5
Farm biosecurity is
  • Good agricultural practice
  • Good business
  • A kind of insurance
  • Common sense?
  • Need not be learned the hard way!
  • Your farming future...

6
Why?
  • Your property pest status determines
  • Ongoing pest controls and costs
  • Quarantine measures on your plants or plant
    products to interstate or overseas markets
  • Nationally our pest status
  • Determines market access requirements
  • Underpins quarantine laws and operations at
    international and state and territory borders

7
Where to start
  • Know the health status of your property
  • Know potential pest and disease risks
  • Be able to identify them, or at least recognise
    what is different
  • Report anything unusual
  • Implement simple biosecurity measures of your own

8
Keep it clean
  • Simply clean on clean off
  • Clean seed of known health status
  • Clean bins and machinery - before they come onto
    your property and before they go off
  • Cleaning up
  • Crop rotation
  • Checking for pests

9
Help I found something different!
  • You could
  • Call your agronomist
  • Check your reference books
  • Read your industry biosecurity plan
  • Google!
  • Check out the Pest and Disease Image Library
    (www.padil.gov.au)
  • But its better to call
  • 1800 084 881 Australia wide
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