International buyers check out local veg

High quality Australian vegetables will be on show when over 40 leading international produce buyers from Asia and the Middle East arrive in Australia as part of a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM).

Goat producers show how easy biosecurity can be
Donna-being-interviewedFor John Schooneveldt and his partner Donna Reid biosecurity is woven into everyday life at their goat property outside Binalong, in southern NSW.

Don’t just be a bee owner: be a bee keeper

Frank-and-Alan-opening-a-hiAlan Wade was the first President of the Beekeeper's Association of the ACT.

He helped establish the club about 40 years ago, but the number of members has grown enormously in the last few years, because it's become fashionable to keep bees.

Tasmania is first choice in food safety for global company

The Food Safety Centre within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has been recognised as a world-leader in food safety research, teaching and training by a multinational company seeking expert training for its staff and customers.

Research fine-tunes canola disease guidelines

Western Australian trials are fine-tuning management practices to enable canola growers to best manage costly diseases such as blackleg and sclerotinia.

Attention to detail can help prevent spray drift risk

Paying close attention to spray conditions and application methods will enable grain growers to achieve good spray coverage this season without creating a spray drift risk.

First predator toxin in 50 years becomes available
FexecuteThe fight to stop the widespread damage to agriculture and the environment caused by wild dogs and foxes will be fortified with two new poison baits - Dogabait and Foxecute® - now available for use in Australia.
Soil health delivering a wealth of benefits to veg growers

A healthy crop needs healthy soil, and with an extensive range of research and development already undertaken into soil health practices, the vegetable industry has turned its sights on translating research results into on-farm benefits.

China recognises first mainland Australia region as fruit fly free

Horticulture Innovation Australia welcomed a new export protocol which will allow the trade of nectarines between Australia and China, saying it marks a number of wins.

Evaluation of CattleMAP and suspension of testing begins
Black-cowsAnimal Health Australia (AHA) has now commenced the evaluation of the Australian Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) - a key step in the implementation of the recently released BJD Framework.
Managing Russian wheat aphid
Russian-wheat-aphid-1Following the decision that the newly arrived pest Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) is not eradicable, growers are advised to seek advice from their department of agriculture or the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) about how to manage the pest in cereal crops.
Australia is a world leader in animal health and biosecurity
sheep-whiteAn evaluation of Australia's veterinary services by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) found Australia's reputation as a leader in animal health and biosecurity systems is justified.
Working with international partners on animal disease preparedness

On 23 May 2016, Australia signed arrangements with international trading partners to further support the control of-and manage the effects of-emergency animal disease outbreaks.

Waratah flood posts rise to top


The devastating nature of floods in parts of the country makes it hard to believe that Australia is still described as the driest inhabited continent on Earth.