Classifieds section for seed swapping

Discussion in 'Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted' started by Mark, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    QUARANTINE, QUARANTINE, AQUIS, AQUIS!!!!!

    Locally within suburbs or maybe within the state might be ok but passing seeds or animal matter intrastate or overseas is just simply not worth the possibility of importing or passing on some terrible plant disease or animal infection such as foot & mouth, bird flu, fungal spore disease or eg panama in bananas(just one small example).

    Your garden plants might not show any infection but when transmitted in plant material or soil particles & once established in a new place, the disease could become a real issue in the new area.
    Please have respect for farmers whose livelihoods can be completely annihilated or affected by irresponsible transportation of plant & animal material.

    That's what we have seed companies like Diggers for. They go to the expense & trouble to grow clean viable seed within the quarantine regulations so we can order from them & get clean seed suitable for our region.
    Same applies to animals & animal products such as unhatched eggs which should also comply with import & transportation regs & spend time in quarantine.

    Look what happened in Britain when F&M broke out. How many millions of animals were slaughtered & how many farmers suicided when they lost their incomes because some irresponsible person illegally imported some pork product.

    Look what's happening right now to our honey industry with bee hives being overrun by mites (not varroa although thats a story in itself) that got in here who knows how but someone let them in, that's for sure & certain, even if it was a feral hive on a shipping container.

    Fire blight in apples or unprocessed apple product from NZ or other parts of the world. Our struggling farmers don't need that.

    Australia & it's individual states are the 'cleanest' places in the world due to extremely rigorous quarantine regs. Lets please keep it that way. This is a very serious issue.
    I'll get off my soapbox now :p
     
  2. LoveInNature

    LoveInNature Active Member Premium Member GOLD

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    If only Johnny Depp had this conversation with you.

    Yes I totally agree. I use Eden seeds when I am ordering seeds as they have established practices and understand quarantine process.

    This doesn’t just apply to plants and animals, it also applies to foodstuff and wood products.

    My recent enquiry regarding the importation of fertilised eggs from New Zealand highlighted the enormous cost involved for those companies who have already established ethical practices.

    We also do not want to be putting people out of business. I doubt whether it will become that huge though. I see it more like an opportunity for locals to do bater trading in their local SSCs.
     
  3. Mikielives

    Mikielives Active Member Premium Member

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    Hmmm.
     
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