Eradication, surveillance and disease control programs

Many plant pests have the potential to cause serious economic and social problems for Queensland's communities. Biosecurity Queensland minimises the risk through surveillance, eradication and containment programs for serious pests.

  • Panama disease

    Panama disease tropical race 4, Panama TR4 is a serious disease of banana plants that has been found on farms in Far North Queensland

  • Exotic fruit fly surveillance

    Economically damaging exotic fruit fly in Australia are the native Queensland fruit fly and the introduced Mediterranean fruit fly

  • Exotic plant pest surveillance

    Biosecurity Queensland conducts pest inspections around Brisbane and other regional areas as part of a national early warning surveillance program for exotic plant pests

Eradication programs

Surveillance programs

Biosecurity Queensland monitors about 80 serious pests.

Disease control programs