No holiday for diseases, pests and weeds

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One of the best ways to enjoy a stress-free Christmas break is to ensure that there’s someone taking care of biosecurity while you are off relaxing. Duncan Rowland, Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager of Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services, is reminding producers to reinforce the…

Karnal bunt scenario tests surveillance

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Over 2016, a number of activities have been undertaken as part of Exercise Haryana to test the grains industry’s readiness to respond to an incursion of the exotic fungal pathogen Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica) – one of Australia’s highest-alert plant diseases. These activities included field…

PHA welcomes Lawn Solutions

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Lawn Solutions Australia, the country’s leading national group of accredited turf growers, joined Plant Health Australia (PHA) as an associate member from 1 October 2016. PHA is the not-for-profit coordinator of the industry-government plant biosecurity partnership in Australia. PHA Executive Director and CEO Greg Fraser,…

NT Farmers join Plant Health Australia

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NT Farmers have joined Plant Health Australia (PHA), the coordinators of the government and industry plant biosecurity partnership, to ensure that the organisation is involved in biosecurity at the highest level, it was announced this week. PHA, a not-for-profit company based in Canberra, coordinates the…