Australia’s plant biosecurity system is second to none. This is a direct result of the joint efforts of governments, industries, crop producers as well as the general community.
These efforts mean that plant producers and beekeepers have far fewer pests to combat when growing and marketing their produce, keeping production costs lower and minimising pesticide use.
Plant Health Australia is celebrating with a photo competition. Photographing our crops and our crop producers in action is a great way to raise awareness of how lucky Australians are to be free of many serious plant pests, and how important it is to keep it that way.
Get snapping to win
The challenge is to capture some aspect of plant production – the crops that produce food, fibre and foliage – anywhere in Australia, in a digital image.
Any stage of crop production counts, from planting to harvest and getting goods to market. And honey bees and other pollinators are included for the benefits that they bring in boosting yield and quality of many crops.
We will, of course, be looking for good biosecurity practices in all images. You can find out more about best practice biosecurity at the Farm Biosecurity website.
Join in to win a voucher to RM Williams: $300 first prize and $150 to the runner up.
A panel will choose the two best photos, and the winners will be notified by Friday 17 March 2017.
How to enter
Email your image with your name to the competition site before midnight 10 March 2017. In entering you are agreeing to the PHA photo comp terms and conditions.