Links to various websites with information on pests in crops and pastures
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: Environmental Protection Agency (Tasmania)
The EPA’s purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.
: General Biosecurity Duty
The General Biosecurity Duty reinforces that everyone has a role to play in protecting our unique environment and primary industries against biosecurity risks.
: Invasive Species in Tasmania
The Invasive Species Branch (ISB) has lead responsibility for terrestrial vertebrate invasive animals and all declared weeds in Tasmania. A number of new and emerging threats, as well as established invasive species, will be targeted by the ISB.
: Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania
The Plant Biosecurity Manual has been developed to ensure that imported plants and plant products do not pose a threat to Tasmania's primary industries, natural environment, and public health.
: Small and New Landholders and Hobby Farmers
Direct information to help landholders understand the regulatory requirements for agricultural operations – and provide a wide range of useful links and contacts covering a range of topics, including business development.
: Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories
Biosecurity Tasmania Enews – a quarterly summary of biosecurity issues of relevance to Tasmania; alerts to any significant new disease, pest or weed risk and; advice of any significant changes to biosecurity legislation, protocols or other requirements (ie quarantine rules, animal or plant health legislation, animal welfare legislation etc)
: Pest Genie
Pest Genie is a database specialising in information about plant protection and animal health products
: RHDV1 K5 to control wild rabbits
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) has been used in Australia for more than 20 years to minimise the impacts of introduced European rabbits on farming and the environment. The RHDV1 Czech v351 strain has been available to authorised users as a biological control agent since 1996. A strain introduced in 2017, known as RHDV1 K5, is now available for purchase.