Appendix D provides sample record-keeping forms for use by a grower to ensure appropriate records are in place for traceability if a suspected or confirmed biosecurity threat were to occur. These record keeping forms, in many situations, will be a greater resource to suppliers
Both field and greenhouse crop growers are encouraged to customize their record-keeping system to their own operation, using the forms in this document as guidance.
Principles of Good Record-Keeping Practices:
Complete records in real time whenever possible. Recording after the fact (from memory) can often lead to errors.
Ensure that records are as accurate as possible. Identify unconfirmed diagnosis or suspicion of a pest as such.
Strike-through, date, and initial errors when entering information, rather than erase or otherwise conceal.
Know that dated and properly identified digital camera images are a useful supplement to good record-keeping practices.
File all documents such as receipts, invoices, diagnostic reports, and permits in a secure location.
Primary Record of Bumblebee Hives – Source to Disposal