Biosecurity Induction Manual for Bundaberg Horticultural Farms
Farm biosecurity is a set of management practices and activities that are carried out on-farm to protect properties from the entry, establishment and spread of pests. The term ‘pests’ covers all insects, mites, snails, nematodes, pathogens (diseases) and weeds that may harm plants or plant products. Farm biosecurity is the responsibility of every person working on or visiting the farm. The practices outlined in this 20-page manual will help protect properties and minimise the impact of exotic (new) and endemic (already established) pests of the Bundaberg region. Key risks to biosecurity are listed along with practices that can be used to minimise these risks.