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Iconic Kidman Springs Research Station mustering to celebrate 50 years

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Iconic Kidman Springs Research Station mustering to celebrate 50 years

An iconic Territory research facility is inviting past and present stakeholders to help it mark half a century of achievement.

What is biosecurity?

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What is biosecurity?

Biosecurity is the economic, environmental and community protection from serious damage of pests, diseases and weeds. This includes things like disease control in livestock and protecting the local fruit and vegetable industry from pests and diseases.

Northern Territory Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026

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Northern Territory Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026

The Northern Territory Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026 was released today.

Varroa mite detected on Asian Honey Bee in Townsville

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Varroa mite detected on Asian Honey Bee in Townsville

An Asian honey (Apis cerana) bee hive has been found at the port in Townsville, Queensland. Scientific analysis of the bees has confirmed that two varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) were present on two of the bees.

2016 Regional Outlook in Darwin

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2016 Regional Outlook in Darwin

The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is hosting its free 2016 Regional Outlook in Darwin.

Review to consider VHF marine radio network

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Review to consider VHF marine radio network

Surf Life Saving NT is undertaking a detailed review to examine the installation of a VHF marine radio network to improve safety for recreational boat users on Darwin waters.

DPIF researcher honoured with national horticulture award

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DPIF researcher honoured with national horticulture award

A researcher with the NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF) has received the 2016 AusVeg National Award for Excellence in horticulture.

There’s a new Commonwealth Biosecurity Act

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There’s a new Commonwealth Biosecurity Act

On 16 June 2016 the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity Act 2015 replaced the Quarantine Act 1908.

Shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to Tiwi Island

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Shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to Tiwi Island

A shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to 20 addresses on Tiwi Island, with each location receiving two banana plants.

Love your bees

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Love your bees

Our Apiary Officer Vicki Simlesa has recently been on the airwaves again, talking to ABC radio hosts in both Darwin and Alice Springs about the importance of bees and bee biosecurity.