30 Aug 2017

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) confirmed the presence of Hendra virus infection in an unvaccinated horse near Murwillumbah. Horse owners are now urged to be vigilant and encouraging them to discuss a Hendra virus vaccination strategy with their veterinarian. This has been a second confirmed case of Hendra in NSW this year, following a Hendra virus infection in an unvacc...

28 Aug 2017

Monitoring plays a big role in the incursion or outbreak of a regionalised pest or disease. Vigilant monitoring allows you to detect and eradicate any threats that would, later on, may have a big effect on your crops and products. Read an excerpt of the article from farmbiosecurity.au.com website. Three recent pest incursions have highlighted the benefits of early detection in containin...

25 Aug 2017

Farmers and farm business managers may now take this opportunity to enrich their skills in farm business planning and management, including risk management. QSBC will be offering the AHCSS00030 Farm Business Management Skill Set in Gatton. The schedule for the course offering is on November 14, December 15, January 16, February 12, March 12, and April 14. Sessions are available for bot...

23 Aug 2017

A new research paper has been published in the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) site. This paper discusses the role of VET in developing entrepreneurship has experienced increasing attention internationally. This research draws together international literature on teaching and learning for entrepreneurialism with the goal of informing potential Australian develop...

21 Aug 2017

Red imported fire ants (fire ants) have been detected in Lowood in the Brisbane Valley. According to Biosecurity Queensland’s National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program Director, Geoff Kent, there were 10 nests found on vacant land in Lowood, outside of the current fire ant biosecurity zone. The detection was discovered and confirmed to be fire ants by officers through routine ...