Recent incursions of pests, diseases and weeds into Western Australia have demonstrated the need for agricultural industries to be better prepared for the future. A protection planning program introduced by Agriculture Western Australia has provided the process through which government and industry can come together to plan for potential threats on an industry by industry basis. HortGuard™, GrainGuard™, BeeGuard™ and StockGuard™ have been introduced to assist sectors within each industry to develop protection plans. Significant progress has already been made.
"Planning for protection of Western Australian agricultural industries,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 41
, Article 15.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol41/iss1/15