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Crop and livestock industries are working together to promote the benefits of good planning to reduce biosecurity risks.. National PinG coordinator Kim Blenkiron says by working together, industry groups, grower groups and government could provide a seamless approach to on-farm biosecurity and planning that made it easier for growers to understand and apply... Ms Bellati says the aims of the two organisations - the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program (GFBP) and the LBN - overlapped considerably, with the same principles of biosecurity at the heart of the plant and livestock programs...
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Crop and livestock industries are working together to promote the benefits of good planning to reduce biosecurity risks.. National PinG coordinator Kim Blenkiron says by working together, industry groups, grower groups and government could provide a seamless approach to on-farm biosecurity and planning that made it easier for growers to understand and apply... Ms Bellati says the aims of the two organisations - the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program (GFBP) and the LBN - overlapped considerably, with the same principles of biosecurity at the heart of the plant and livestock programs...
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Farm biosecurity wins prizes and premiums.. "Our Shepherd barley, which yielded 5.75 tonne per hectare with only two irrigations in a very tough season, was awarded second prize in the Royal Agricultural Society irrigated barley competition," Mr Grundy says... All of the paperwork is also kept up to date: "This is also an important factor, as buyers are increasingly looking for traceability of grain back to the farm," he says...
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Across rural Australia, farm biosecurity signs are becoming a common sight as thousands of grain growers take the first steps to introduce preventive biosecurity practices... The signs demonstrate a landholder's intent and commitment to farm biosecurity as well as alerting visitors of the need to consider the impact their visit could have on the farm business... Signs at entrances request that visitors contact the owner or farm manager to formally register their presence before entering the property...
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Across rural Australia, farm biosecurity signs are becoming a common sight as thousands of grain growers take the first steps to introduce preventive biosecurity practices... The signs demonstrate a landholder's intent and commitment to farm biosecurity as well as alerting visitors of the need to consider the impact their visit could have on the farm business... Signs at entrances request that visitors contact the owner or farm manager to formally register their presence before entering the property...
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Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity.. Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys' cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia's central wheatbelt... Since moving to Northam, the Bagleys have planted a 20-metre-wide tree buffer zone in and around their property, which has proven useful as a biosecurity zone to reduce the transfer of weeds from roadside verges onto their property...
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Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity.. Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys' cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia's central wheatbelt... Since moving to Northam, the Bagleys have planted a 20-metre-wide tree buffer zone in and around their property, which has proven useful as a biosecurity zone to reduce the transfer of weeds from roadside verges onto their property...
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A series of biosecurity workshops will be rolled out across grain-producing regions by the not-for-profit training network Partners in Grain (PinG)... The workshops will help people assess high-risk pathways into the farm and risky activities on-farm and how to develop a farm biosecurity plan... Ms Blenkiron says all participants in the pilot workshops left with at least the beginnings of a biosecurity action plan for their enterprise, or priorities for improving existing practices to reduce biosecurity risks...
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Increasing the focus on farm biosecurity makes good sense to LeAnne and Wes Judd, dairy farmers who grow grain and fodder for their dairy on the Condamine River in Queensland... After attending a farm biosecurity and grain storage workshop last year, LeAnne has initiated several biosecurity activities for their farming operation... "The main reason we moved to Riverton from Emu Vale, east of Warwick, was to expand our business and ensure our sons had a future in the industry," LeAnne says...
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From the signs on the farm gate and a single point of entry for reporting all visitors to the property, to cleaning silos for grain storage and marketing - keeping pest threats off his farm protects his crop and adds to his bottom line... As an executive member of the Grain Industry Association of WA, Mr Birch is a supporter of the National Grains Biosecurity Program... Our grains industry needs to follow suit to protect our businesses from unwanted pests and maintain market access," Mr Birch says...
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