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Biosecurity Qld
Protecting Queensland from the risks & impacts of pests & diseases through the collaborative efforts of all Queenslanders.
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Biosecurity Qld 5h
It’s National Volunteer Week! Weed Spotters Network Queensland are volunteers who track down weeds for management - protecting our environment and agricultural industry, making new friends, and getting fresh air and exercise. Find out more:
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Biosecurity Qld 9h
An invasive alien red-eared slider turtle (REST) ((Trachemys scripta elegans) was recently found in a Bundaberg backyard. If you see a suspected REST, report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. Read the full ABC News article here:
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Biosecurity Qld May 21
Today is International Day for Biological Diversity 2019! The theme for this year is ‘Our biodiversity, our food, our health.’ Find out more: Pictured: Mount Coonowrin (Glasshouse Mountains) looks over a macadamia nut tree orchard on the Sunshine Coast.
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Biosecurity Qld May 19
Papaya ringspot poses a serious threat to Qld's $25 m papaya industry. If you suspect papaya ringspot disease outside of the biosecurity zones, report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. Papaya ringspot: Biosecurity zones:
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Biosecurity Qld May 15
Introducing our 4 new candidate fire ant odour detection dogs! Chosen from @AustralianBorderForce, we will be putting these dogs through their paces over the next few weeks. If successful, they’ll join our experienced super sniffers 🐶 Diesel, Cola, Willow, Ash and Akka.
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Biosecurity Qld May 14
Your mission: Defend your country Embark on a fun real-world adventure that will open your eyes to our beautiful environment and the world of invasive pests. Find out more about the Queensland Science Pest Invaders BioQuest competition below:
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Biosecurity Qld May 14
You can help protect our native animals, and agriculture industries by reporting foxes to the national fox-mapping project: Find more about the impacts of foxes here:
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Biosecurity Qld May 13
Leave your leaves! Actively concealing high risk items in your luggage can carry significant penalties, including infringements and possible prosecution.
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Biosecurity Qld May 13
Quest celebrated her 9th birthday over the weekend. Quest is an integral part of the National Electric Ants Eradication Program in putting her nose to the ground to sniff out electric ants. Happy birthday Quest! For more on Electric ants, visit
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Biosecurity Qld May 12
We’re looking for 10 people with skillsets that demonstrate they are a future leader and influencer of biosecurity preparedness and response within Queensland. More info at or by phoning 13 25 23. Deadline is this Friday – apply now!
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Biosecurity Qld May 12
Help us to protect Qld’s horticulture industry by using Australian Interstate Quarantine tools when planning your trip: • This online tool explains movement restrictions between states: • Or Download the Traveller’s Guide:
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Biosecurity Qld May 9
Emerald residents, now is your chance to help protect Queensland from citrus canker. Our officers will be surveying in the Emerald area in mid-May, and want to look at backyard citrus trees. Contact 13 25 23 to register your citrus plant for a survey.
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Biosecurity Qld May 9
Our fire ant and electric ant teams were featured on Channel 9 News explaining how you can help stop the spread of these super pests to protect yourself, your family and your pets. Watch the fully story:
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Biosecurity Qld May 7
Have you read the latest edition of Biosecurity News? Find out about the new regulations protecting Queensland farms, biosecurity entity registration, the upcoming Australian Biosecurity Symposium – and more! Read (and subscribe) here:
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Biosecurity Qld May 7
Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) competes with pasture and is toxic to livestock. It can be spread by wind, stock, in pasture seed, hay, turf, mulch and with stock transport. Find out how to manage it:
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Biosecurity Qld May 6
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Biosecurity Qld May 6
Are you here to tame the Tully? Please stay off banana farms and help stop the spread of a disease that kills banana plants (but doesn’t affect the fruit, so continue t fuel up on Qld bananas!). More about PanamaTR4:
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Biosecurity Qld May 5
Our entomologists have confirmed Queensland is brown marmorated stink bug-free! It still pays to be vigilant, especially if you receive goods directly from overseas. Check out this ID guide: report suspected sightings to us on 13 25 23.
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Biosecurity Qld May 2
We have a small but very busy office in Roma, with six staff members supporting local farmers across the region. More about our office locations, including research stations and facilities:
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Biosecurity Qld May 1
Yellow ginger (Hedychium flavescens) is an attractive perennial plant with fragrant yellow flowers, but it can out-compete native plants. If you have this plant in your garden, dig out the entire plant, including rhizomes (underground stems). Read more:
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