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Banana disease watch during Olwyn-Nathan cyclone sandwich mop-up

The Panama TR4 disease could have a devastating impact on the Queensland banana industry West Australia’s banana supplies and crops, levelled by tropical cyclone Olwyn last week, will be monitored by the state’s food and farm watchdog for the crippling Panama disease which quarantined a north Queensland grower. WA Department of Agriculture and Food plant […]

March 16th, 2015
Topic: Bananas, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, WIND WEATHER Tags: None

MELON CROPS DEVASTATED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY BECAUSE OF VIRUS

Katherine NT melon grower spends $1.5 million developing farm only to take huge hit from devastating CGMMV virus The outbreak of the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic virus (CGMMV) is devastating the Northern Territory melon industry. John Hedericks is one of a number of growers in the Katherine region who has had his farm quarantined and […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Melons, Northern Territory, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , ,

The bees’ knees. Bees play an important part in our existence by pollinating crops, but overseas diseases could threaten their happy existence in Australia.

A global crisis called colony collapse disorder (CCD) is depleting the world’s bees. However, Australian populations of the European honeybee (Apis mellifera, pictured right) are so healthy, they are being shipped overseas in record numbers. The Western Australian government exports millions each year. In 2013, it shipped 40 million bees to Canada, a 50 per […]

October 23rd, 2014
Topic: Bees, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , , , ,

SHANGHAI MARKETS IN CHINA HAS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISEASED BIRDS SLAUGHTERED

BIRD FLU IN STOCK AT CHINESE MARKETS LEADS TO  MASS SLAUGHTER (Reuters) – Chinese authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai on Friday as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mounted to six, spreading concern overseas and sparking a sell-off in airline shares in Europe and Hong […]

April 12th, 2013
Topic: Birds, Domestic animals, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Poultry Tags: , , , , , ,