With biosecurity being a shared responsibility, it is important that researchers, extension officers and industry members take an active and key role in helping progress on-farm biosecurity conversations with growers as part of managing biosecurity risks.

Field work, on-farm research trials and field days are an important contribution to the cotton industry; however these activities can be associated with a number of biosecurity risks. Initiating on-farm biosecurity conversations with participating growers can help you to minimise the likelihood of spreading pests, weeds and diseases.

This fact sheet from CottonInfo provides suggested questions, to help researchers and extension officers start the biosecurity conversation.