In response to the rapid expansion of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has retained the seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2020–21 BMSB risk season. Continue reading
The department of Agriculture today released ‘Country–Handle with Care’, a biosecurity web series that calls on locals and visitors to do their part to protect Australia from the biosecurity risk of pest and disease. Continue reading
NEW! Hazelnut Blight Bulletin be Trevor Ranford, 2014 has been released by the Hazelnut Growers of Australia for the benefit of members tackling the tricky disease of hazelnut trees, blight. The papers; a technical bulletin and a series of tips, helps growers manage and prevent the disease that affects the stems, leaves and sometimes husks and nuts of hazelnuts. The disease is prevalent in wet weather and requires ongoing management to maintain tree health. Trees that are infected will have stems die back and can have spots on their leaves, their yield will be affected through poor growth and overall health. Members check it out here. If you have forgotten your password or need to renew your membership please contact the secretary.