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 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
Biosecurity Queensland monitors about 80 serious pests.