Producer Guide to the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for Potato Growers
A Guide to Developing Your Farm Biosecurity Plan
How Should I Use the Guide?
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The Producer Guide, developed in conjunction with the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for Potato Growers, together with the Planning Tool, can assist in developing your written biosecurity plan. Similar to the Standard, the Planning Tool follows three primary themes:
- Farm property management
- Farm operational management
- Plant health management
There are basically four steps in developing the plan:
Step 1: Complete the Planning Tool to determine your current level of biosecurity.
Step 2: Consult the Producer Guide and the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for Potato Growers on each of the points included in the Planning Tool to learn about ways to enhance that element of biosecurity on your farm.
Step 3: Develop and document your plan. This may involve creating policies and procedures that describe the elements of the biosecurity plan, and explain how they will be carried out on the farm.
Step 4: Review the plan on a regular basis, modifying to reflect the current situation on your farm.
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