Farm Biosecurity Action Planner for the Rice Industry

It is vital that the Australian rice industry minimises the risks posed by exotic pests and diseases. The cost to the rice industry of these plant pest threats will not only be in eradication or containment but also in the loss of access to valuable international markets.

The best defence against pests, diseases and weeds on your farm is to implement sound biosecurity practices. Quick and simple measures can easily be built into everyday practices that will help protect your farm and your future. The purpose of this farm biosecurity planner is to help you identify the biosecurity risks on your farm and provide guidance on how to address them. By developing an action plan you will be able to identify and prioritise biosecurity practices relevant to your property.

Rebekah Pierce, NSW Department of Primary Industries, April 2018