Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public well-being, health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. DPIPWE’s Biosecurity Tasmania is responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.
Anyone who enters a property could carry in weed seeds, pests or diseases. These are all high biosecurity risks, so it is crucial for landholders to manage the entry of people and/or vehicles onto their property. Farmers will often have biosecurity signs at all entrances, which require visitors to phone and obtain permission prior to entering a property, a visitor’s sign-in register, designated parking for vehicles, along with handwash and boot washing facilities on farm. These management procedures are not to be taken lightly and should be strictly followed in accordance with the farming property requirements.
It is important that all landholders, regardless of land size, and visitors on properties be aware of biosecurity risks that can occur and everyone should manage risks appropriately by not spreading possible pests, weeds or pathogens between properties.
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