Agriculture

Farmers are at the frontline

Farmers and landholders are at the frontline of protecting our plants through managing pests and diseases and biosecurity practices.

This is vital for maintaining Australian agriculture’s clean and green reputation, open trade, high crop prices, higher yields and cost savings.

Growers play an important role in:

  • protecting plants from pests and diseases
  • surveillance for pests and diseases and reporting by growers is also crucial to the industry.
  • funding research on plant biosecurity.

Being proactive about plant pests and diseases is good business: the risks shouldn’t be ignored.

One grower’s comments on pest and disease surveillance

South Australian grower Ryan Arnold recently took part in a citrus pest surveillance workshop in Mildura. He said improving pest and disease detection is a priority for his business and the citrus industry as a whole.

South Australian grower Ryan Arnold spent two days away from his business to take part in the citrus surveillance triage workshop in Mildura this week. He said improving pest and disease detection is a priority for his business and the citrus industry as a whole.

Posted by Citrus Australia on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Did you know?

  • Australian crop production

    Australian plant industries generate around $40 billion worth of produce each year and earn more than $30 billion in export income annually.

  • Response to plant pests

    Australia has an agreement signed by industry and governments to manage incursions of plant pests