Managing footwear on farm
Important information from the Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries –
What is farm biosecurity?
Biosecurity refers to all the measures taken to minimise the risk of infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms entering, emerging, establishing or spreading on farm, potentially harming the population, our food security and economy.
It only takes one dirty shoe to introduce infected soil and/or plant material onto your farm.
Putting into place practices to manage footwear can be simple and affordable.
For inspiration, check out the 18 different pictures of grower’s footwear exchanges and footbaths on the Better Bananas website (https://betterbananas.com.au/2021/12/08/footwear-management-grower-practices/)
If you are a banana grower in Queensland, the National Banana Development & Extension team can come and chat about your on-farm biosecurity. Contact them on 07 4220 4152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org