American foulbrood case in West Mackay – May 2018
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has confirmed a case of American foulbrood in bee hives in West Mackay, and are working with the affected beekeeper to control the outbreak.
Movement controls for citrus canker after detection in Northern Territory - April 2018
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a Movement Control Order (MCO) Notice for citrus canker and carriers to prevent it spreading into Queensland’s produce areas, after it was recently detected in the Northern Territory.
South Australia’s changed entry requirements for fruit fly hosts - April 2018
Biosecurity South Australia has recently changed its quarantine entry requirements for heat treatment and methyl bromide fumigation of Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly host produce. Find out about the changes which came into effect on 28 March 2018.
Queensland Biosecurity Strategy - 29 March 2018
The Queensland Biosecurity Strategy has been launched by the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries. The strategy is the Government’s five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry.
Mosquito-borne virus detected in Central Queensland - 27 March 2018
Horse owners are urged to be aware of the potential for mosquito-borne viruses to cause illness in horses following the detection of Kunjin virus in mosquitoes in the Central Highlands area.
Methyl bromide entry requirements update - 20 March 2018
In March 2018 Biosecurity Tasmania advised the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries that effective immediately they have changed their import requirement for methyl bromide-treated fruit and vegetables entering the state.
Panama disease confirmed on third property in Tully Valley - 8 Feb 2018
Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed a third detection of Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4) on a commercial banana farm in the Tully Valley.
Tomato-potato (TPP) psyllid advice - 2 Feb 2018
The Queensland Government has approved a new biosecurity regulation to prohibit the entry of Tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) (TPP) carriers into the state, unless certain conditions are met.
Check for American foulbrood to protect bees - 1 December 2017
Biosecurity Queensland is encouraging beekeepers to check their hives for the presence of American foulbrood (AFB), particularly those in Claremont, Emerald, Moranbah, Dysart, Middlemount and Mackay due to recent detections.
DNA detection finds no trace of Asian green mussel - but the hunt will continue - 15 November 2017
No further signs of Asian green mussel have been found in waters around Weipa, but Biosecurity Queensland is maintaining surveillance activities as summer heralds spawning season.
No positive detections of varroa mites mean good news for area freedom - 14 November 2017
The National Varroa Mite Eradication Program, which was implemented in response to a detection of varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) in Townsville in June 2016, has entered into the third stage of the response – proof of area freedom.
South Australia updates entry requirements for blueberry rust host materials - 30 August 2017
South Australia has moved to further protect its blueberry industry by issuing an updated Plant Quarantine Standard for hosts of blueberry rust (Thekospora minima).
Asian green mussel: Surveillance underway in Weipa waters - 25 July 2017
Biosecurity Queensland officers have spent time working with local businesses and the community to check areas where the mussels may take up residence, including wharves, moorings and old pieces of nets and ropes.
Varroa mite update - July 2017
Roosting rainbow bee-eaters needed to find Asian honey bees in Townsville.
Asian green mussel detected near Weipa - 8 June 2017
Biosecurity Queensland is conducting surveillance after a single Asian green mussel was confirmed at a site south of Weipa.
New Hendra virus case confirmed in Gold Coast Hinterland - 26 May 2017
Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case in a horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area after a positive test result was received.
Biosecurity Queensland acts on cattle deaths on St George property - 8 March 2017
Biosecurity Queensland is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following the death of approximately 80 animals.
Movement restrictions due to tomato potato psyllid in WA - 17 Feb 2017
Biosecurity Queensland is undertaking surveillance of Queensland crops from the Solanaceae (potato, tomato, eggplant, capsicum, chilli) and Convolvulaceae (sweet potato) plant families following the detection of tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in Western Australia.