Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Subscribing to get DPIPWE’s Biosecurity Advisories is the best way you can keep yourself up-to-date and fully informed about Tasmanian biosecurity issues. Our Advisories cover topics such as changes or proposed changes to Tasmania’s import regulations, animal health and welfare, plant health, forthcoming regulation reviews and opportunities for public comment, new or emerging pest/disease risks and a range of other matters related to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
Biosecurity Tasmania has identified the larvae of two fruit fly on a residential property at Lady Barron on Flinders Island. Entomologists have identified the larvae as a species of Bactrocera fruit fly.
The larvae were discovered on apricot fruit grown in a residential backyard. Biosecurity officers are currently conducting survey work on the property and liaising with the property owners. At this stage, the incursion appears to be an isolated incident. These investigations will look at response planning as well as treatment options for the potentially infected fruit.
Residents in and around Lady Barron will receive information in coming days that will outline Biosecurity Tasmania's response plan, the treatment options and what measures people can take relating to the movement and removal of fruit.
The Flinders Island community, together with visitors to the island are urged to be vigilant and to look out for signs of fruit fly and larvae. Fruit fly larvae look like blowfly maggots and are usually easy to see in the flesh of the fruit. People are required by law to report promptly any signs of fruit fly on their property. If you see anything suspicious, immediately call the Biosecurity Operations Centre on 1800 084 881.
Images and more information about fruit fly can be found on the DPIPWE website: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity-tasmania/plant-biosecurity/pests-and-diseases/fruit-fly
(19/1/2018)Categories: Cropping; Horticulture; Invasive Species; Natural environment; Pasture; Policy and Legislation; Seeds;
The Wildlife Management Branch received species profile to facilitate risk assessments for the potential import into Tasmania of;
(11/12/2017)Categories: Cropping; Freshwater pests; Gene technology; Horticulture; Invasive Species; Livestock; Marine pests; Natural environment; Pasture; Policy and Legislation; Seeds; Timber imports; Wildlife;
*Please note that this Advisory is a re-issue to rectify an incorrect link to the Tasmanian Government Gazette website that was contained in Biosecurity Advisory 14/2017
(7/12/2017)Categories: Horticulture; Seeds; Policy and Legislation; Pasture; Natural environment; Cropping; Freshwater pests; Gene technology; Invasive Species; Livestock; Marine pests; Timber imports; Wildlife;
As part of the VegNET program being delivered in Tasmania, a workshop is being held in Forth, Tasmania on 3 October 2017 to provide an update on tomato potato psyllid (TPP) and share information about on-farm biosecurity management and planning.
This event will include presentations from Andrew Bishop and Tania Jensen (Biosecurity Tasmania), Dr Jessica Lye (AUSVEG), and Raylea Rowbottom (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture).
Growers interested in attending can contact VegNET Industry Development Officer Emma Egan on 0448 214 745 or at email@example.com. You can also register online here:
(22/9/2017)Categories: Cropping; Horticulture; Pasture;