Nursery Paper July 2014

A Systems Approach to Managing Pests, Diseases & Weeds BioSecure HACCP

On Monday 21 October 2013 the testing of BioSecure HACCP to meet interstate market access requirements began with a trial between Queensland and Victoria. The BioSecure HACCP trial ran through until 21 April 2014 overseen by Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland, Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria, as well as the biosecurity agencies of Queensland and Victoria. This world leading holistic on-farm biosecurity program delivers a structured on-farm pest, disease and weed management system that has shown it can be used to support interstate market access. In this month’s Nursery Paper John McDonald, Industry Development Manager Queensland, gives an account of the trial and records grower feedback on the value of the program.