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Goulburn Valley Exotic Pest ID Training & Biosecurity Blitz 2019

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Agriculture Victoria

255 Ferguson Rd

Tatura, VIC 3616

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Exotic plant pests can have a devastating impact on rural communities. Production impacts, disruption to integrated pest management plans, out-of-spec harvests, loss of market access, and pest containment measures are possible consequences of an exotic pest establishing in a production region.

To build community resilience cesar, in partnership with Agriculture Victoria and Fruit Growers Victoria, will hold exotic pest identification training and mock surveillance exercises at the state government research facility in Tatura on 10 April.

Participants will receive training in identification of exotic plant pests, conducting detailed surveillance, GPS tagging of monitoring sites, collecting and storing pest samples, and maintaining good biosecurity between farms and regions.

Following the training session participants will be invited to continue monitoring for two weeks as a part of a Goulburn Valley ‘Biosecurity Blitz’ and will be supplied with an easy to use surveillance guide and record keeping sheet.

We are encouraging home gardeners, commercial growers, agricultural advisors, and anyone with an interest in safeguarding our horticulture industry to opt into the GVBioBlitz 2019.

Building community awareness of what to look out for and how to report will increase the chance of early detection and eradication should they ever be carried to our region. Biosecurity is everybody's business. Play your part, know what to look for, and opt in to the 2019 Goulburn Valley Biosecurity Blitz.

This project is being delivered with support from the Australian Government’s investment in improving biosecurity surveillance and analysis through the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

For more information call cesar on 03 9349 4723 or email info@cesaraustralia.com

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