Biosecurity, News, Stories

The looming crisis of dieback

A recent article has starkly illustrated the dangers to our environment posed by the plant disease known as Phytophthora. With impacts likened to the effects of bleaching across our coral reefs, Phytophthora cinnamomi is more active in warmer, wetter conditions and has the potential to wreak havoc with our natural

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Biosecurity, e-news, News

Participate in our latest biosecurity survey

We’re running a short survey on biosecurity and hygiene practices among those of you who spend time in Tasmania’s natural and productive landscapes. Our yearly surveys to help us to develop our biosecurity communications and education program – so even if you’ve done the survey before, your input is welcome!

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Biosecurity, Farmers and landholders, Stories

Biosecurity resources for farmers – new videos online

NRM South and the Biosecurity Network are excited to announce the completion of a new range of biosecurity “Arrive Clean, Leave Clean” video resources on vehicle and heavy machinery clean down. Thanks to our partners from the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association, Department of State

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Biosecurity, Community groups, Stories

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) Update

The POMS virus was first detected in Tasmania when it caused a high level of mortalities at an oyster lease in late January 2016, however tests on stored frozen oysters indicated that the virus has been present in the State since at least mid-December 2015. Since the detection, Biosecurity Tasmania

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Biosecurity, Community groups, Environment

Ride Clean Biosecurity Practices

Ride Clean is focused on people who use our special places like forests and reserves for mountain bike riding. In Tasmania, mountain biking and mud go hand in hand (if you’re doing it properly!) The problem is that mud can carry microscopic organisms – pests, weed seeds and disease-causing pathogens

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