Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory, following successful tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.
Persons looking to fossick on reserved land will now be issued Northern Territory Government consents for up to two weeks at a time, as part of a trial to improve safety and foster stronger understanding between fossickers and pastoralists.
Another four trial Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have been deployed in Darwin waters to help boost recreational fishing.
Frank Miller has received the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarship for the Northern Territory.
Earlier this year, the National Biosecurity Management Group, which includes all State and Territory governments, agreed to a whole-of-life response plan and committed $4.68 million to continue eradicating the exotic pest.
The first of five trial fish attraction device (FADs) has been dropped into the ocean just off Dundee Beach to help enhance and expand recreational fishing opportunities in the Territory.
The citrus canker emergency response is set to move into its next phase, with removal of citrus plants due to commence in restricted areas over the coming weeks. Small scale removals will begin with priority residences within the Greater Darwin and Katherine regions.
Territory women can nominate now for the 2019 AgrifuturesTM Rural Women’s Award.
Public comments are currently being taken on proposed amendments to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act.
Audio fact sheets on citrus canker, a contagious bacterial disease which affects all citrus plants, are now available in Kriol and Yolngu Matha.