Rural

Producers Urged To Stay Alert

Producers Urged To Stay Alert

The threat of Foot and Mouth Disease is serious but it’s Lumpy Skin Disease and African Swine Fever which has Biosecurity Queensland senior inspector John Higgins most worried at the moment.

MP Queries Flood Aid Rejections

MP Queries Flood Aid Rejections

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has questioned the State Government about why so many flood grant applications by primary producers and small businesses have been declined.

Farmers Urged To Double Bait Dose

Farmers Urged To Double Bait Dose

New research by the CSIRO has found mouse populations can be reduced significantly by doubling the amount of zinc phosphide (ZnP) in grain baits used for broadscale agriculture.

Flood Risk Remains High: BOM

Flood Risk Remains High: BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event is under way and will most likely continue over the coming months.

Wondai Forum To Discuss FMD

Wondai Forum To Discuss FMD

The South Burnett Agricultural Network will meet in Wondai on Thursday to update producers about foot and mouth disease and lumpy skin disease.

Exports Key To Ease ‘Avolanche’

Exports Key To Ease ‘Avolanche’

Australia will need to both eat and export more avocados as growers negotiate a predicted soaring growth in production over the next five years, agribusiness bank Rabobank says in a new report.

Recovery Grants Extended

Recovery Grants Extended

Financial recovery assistance up to $75,000 is now available for primary producers in the Gympie and Somerset areas who were affected by the flooding that occurred in south-east Queensland throughout mid-May.

Used Cotton Returned To Soil

Used Cotton Returned To Soil

A 12-month trial on a cotton farm just outside Goondiwindi has shown it is possible to divert large amounts of cotton textile waste from landfill with no harm done to soil health or cotton yields.

BOM Issues Minor Flood Warning

BOM Issues Minor Flood Warning

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a minor flood warning for parts of the Stanley, Mary, Burnett and upper Brisbane rivers on Friday as overnight rainfall totals of between 80-120 mm were recorded in the catchment areas.

‘First Step Will Be Lockdown’

‘First Step Will Be Lockdown’

Australia has developed a detailed response plan should foot and mouth disease be detected here, according to Prof Tim Mahony from the University of Queensland.

Foot Mats To Be Installed At Airports

Foot Mats To Be Installed At Airports

The Federal Government has responded to pressure from the agriculture sector and will begin rolling out sanitation foot mats at airports as another layer of protection against the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into Australia.

ABARES Coming To Toowoomba

ABARES Coming To Toowoomba

ABARES – the science and economics research division of the Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – will be holding a Regional Outlook conference in Toowoomba on July 27.

Ag Leaders Urged To Nominate

Ag Leaders Urged To Nominate

Key influencers and innovators in the agriculture sector have been invited to nominate for the Peter Kenny Medal and the Minister’s Emerging Leader Award.