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Nominations now open for Queensland Agriculture Awards 2022

August 18, 2022

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Agriculture Awards 2022, which celebrate the passionate innovators and key influencers in agriculture, fisheries, or forestry.

The Peter Kenny Medal recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Queensland’s agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector in terms of leadership and innovation, leading to profitability and sustainability. More

PHA celebrates National Science Week

August 18, 2022

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and acknowledges the important contribution of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. This year the event was held from 13 – 21 August.

Science is at the core of the work we do at PHA and once again this year we explored the role of science in plant biosecurity. More

Message from the CEO

August 18, 2022

Welcome to the August edition of Tendrils!

This month, I recorded a video message where I share a round-up of plant biosecurity news including the inaugural National Biosecurity Strategy, PHA’s FMD webinar for mixed producers and a welcome to new faces at PHA. More

From little things big things grow

August 18, 2022

Captivating the interest of school children is the latest approach taken by the Panama TR4 Program to spread the message, not the disease.

The Panama TR4 Program (Program) aims to inspire the next generation of biosecurity champions through a new children’s book about Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4). More

Webinar: An introduction to FMD for mixed producers

August 18, 2022

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious animal disease that affects all cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camelids, deer and pigs. FMD is considered one of Australia’s greatest biosecurity risks and an incursion would have severe consequences on animal health and trade. More

Biosecurity Collective welcomes National Biosecurity Strategy release

August 9, 2022

The founding partners of the Biosecurity Collective welcome today’s release of Australia’s first National Biosecurity Strategy, which marks the start of transformative change to the Australian biosecurity system.

The release of the Strategy completes the first step of the Biosecurity Collective’s five-point plan, which also aims to establish 2021-2030 as the Decade of Biosecurity; to design an innovation-centred biosecurity system; to create a formal national biosecurity partnership agreement between government, industry and the community; and to mobilise a 25-million strong biosecurity mass movement. More