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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 13h
1 x mother-of-millions can produce masses of new plants, making it hard to manage. These plants are poisonous to stock and can cause significant numbers of cattle deaths. Identify and control this invasive plant before cattle get to it. More here:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 15
Jack Beardsley mealybug is a plant-sucking insect found on the Torres Strait Islands and at Weipa. It feeds on 48 different plants including citrus, capsicum, banana, tomato, orchids, pepper, and hibiscus. More info: Image: Sally Cowan, DAWR
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GRDC Jul 9
🎧 NEW PODCAST EP 🎧 Researchers at are testing whether varieties that stay greener longer are also prolonging the feeding of on wheat plants: ||
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 14
12,874: number of vehicles inspected at Cape York Biosecurity Centre last year for plant products, soil & equipment or bee hives that can carry pests and diseases. Help prevent the spread of pests: Far northern biosecurity zone:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 11
Keeping chooks in your backyard ensures a fresh supply of eggs, but your birds can be exposed to some pretty serious diseases. Find out how to protect your brood from disease and manage their health:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 10
Feral goats can cause major agricultural and environmental damage. You can support the national feral goat mapping project by reporting feral goat populations, here: , or read more about the impacts of feral goats, here: .
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AgForce Queensland Jul 9
toxin researchers & Dr Diane Ouwerkerk presented their latest findings at AgForce animal health days this week
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 9
In this short film, Maree McMillan, from Evanston Station, Ilfracombe, talks about cluster fencing funded through the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative. Watch the film here:
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Field Crop Diseases Jul 8
A great session this afternoon at conference covering crop disease surveillance, rapid detection & biosecurity risks for summer crops
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 8
Listen to our latest podcast where Dr Ross Wylie explains our National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program team plan to eradicate fire ants from Queensland with a ten year plan.
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 8
The inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) research symposium is being held 15–16 August, 2019 at the State Library in Brisbane. The registrations are limited so book now:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 7
Coral cactus occupies 8,000 ha at Longreach. In 2016, we introduced a cochineal bug, which caused the cactus to die – numbers reduced from 3,000 per ha to under 35. Biosecurity officers hailed the biocontrol an outstanding success. Find out more:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 7
Our Four tropical weeds eradication program is surveying 3,300 ha of forest with UAVs (unmanned ariel vehicles, or drones) for Miconia (). More about the program: Pictured: Mungalli rainforest view from 100 metres above the canopy.
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 7
From 7 – 14 July, NAIDOC Week celebrations celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples () This music film celebrates Indigenous Ranger groups across northern Australia.
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 7
Giant African snails (GAS) start small, but become enormous. GAS are prohibited in Qld. If you see one, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881. More about GAS: Photo: GAS, Pest & Diseases Image Library,
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 4
We will be participating in the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day (MPFFD) on Friday 12 July. MPFFD is held each year and delivers family friendly entertainment and activities to showcase Indigenous Australian culture and heritage. Find out more:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 4
Our inspectors are out and about completing targeted cattle tick surveillance in the tick free zone at the moment. If you find cattle tick in the free zone, notify us on 13 25 23. Find out more:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 3
It’s crushing season - time to think about biosecurity obligations to prevent pests & diseases of sugar cane & refresh knowledge of biosecurity zone requirements. Sugar Research Australia short film: Sugar cane biosecurity zones:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 2
Toowoomba students recently attended a workshop to learn about invasive pests. Microscopes proved popular, with kids seeing biological control agents, cochineal mealybug and cactoblastis, up close. More about biological control:
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Biosecurity Qld Jul 1
Sunshine Coasters - have you seen Mexican bean tree (), Bitou bush (), or pond apple ()? These invasive plants occur in your area and we need your help to eradicate them. If you seem them, call us on 13 25 23.
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