The Biosecurity section contains information and links regarding key pests and diseases relevant to those in new rural industries.
We have included many links on the subject of Myrtle Rust, as this new incursion to Australia is a major risk for a number of industries, including Tea-Tree, Australian Native Foods, Wildflowers and several others.
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The Australian Tea Tree Association had complied extensive information on Myrtle Rust and its implications for Tea-Tree growers and others.
This is the Nursery Garden Industry Association site,with their Myrtle Rust Management Plan
This is a link to the NSW DPI myrtle rust information.
This is a link to the QLD DEEDI informaion on Myrtle Rust
This is the website where national pest and disease outbreaks are reported on. There is Myrtle Rust and other information on this site.
This link gives details on the Plant Health Australia function/purpose, and how the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed works.
This link gives details on the Animal Health Australia function/purpose, and how the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement works.
Monash University's Invasive Species Inter-Agency Collaboration Hub. Website designed to help stakeholders in resource management learn more about weeds and weed control systems. The aim of the site is to foster ongoing agro-ecosystem viability and resilience in an environment of changing human priorities. Link to The Weeds News from this page (website)
(Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation QLD) Biosecurity Queensland manages risks to Queensland's primary industries associated with potentially harmful pests and diseases. (website)
(Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation QLD) Provides a comprehensive disease and pest diagnostic service for all horticultural crops. (website)
(Industry & Investment NSW) Provides quality assured laboratory testing services in the fields of veterinary pathology, analytical chemistry and plant health. Service laboratory facilities are located at Wollongbar, Menangle, Wagga Wagga and Orange. (website)
Website created by the Australian Weeds Committee to promote access to key weed policies, regulations, current issues, national initiatives, research, extension, training and personnel. – national portal search engine (website homepage)
The law requires that all agricultural and veterinary chemical products sold in Australia be registered by the APVMA. Permit applications are separated into two streams based on agricultural or veterinary use patterns. (link to further information on permit applications)
Partnership involving the Australian Government, state and territory governments, major livestock industries and other stakeholders. Works with their members and stakeholders to strengthen Australia’s national animal health system and maximise confidence in the safety and quality of Australia’s livestock products in domestic and overseas markets. (website homepage)
Lead national coordinating body for plant health in Australia. Works in partnership with industry, governments, researchers and others, providing national coordination to improve biosecurity policy and practice across Australia's plant industries and to build capacity to respond to plant pest emergencies. (website homepage)
An on-line system designed to support the effective and appropriate use of crop protection and animal health products. The system contains free comprehensive up-to-date information on a broad range of products, as well as other information relating to their use. (website home page)