Until you’ve been directly impacted by a biosecurity incursion its easy enough to downplay the very real, and often far reaching, consequences of an outbreak of disease or a pest infestation. This story, posted in the December 2018 Australian Farm biosecurity newsletter details the experiences of one Western Australian Potato grower. Its a familiar story, repeated over and over in just about every land based industry. Why must we wait for our lives to be turned upside down before we make business protecting changes. Biosecurity its everyones business… all of the time.
P.S Potato Psyllid has been in New Zealand since 2006 and is being managed at significant cost to growers.