‘Cluster’ just might be 2020’s word-of-the-year. In the past six months, we’ve watched and learnt as a deadly virus has spread through countries, communities, and families. As a result, we’ve also learnt the value of mitigating spread through quarantine and isolation
However, this concept isn’t new to everyone – anyone whose business has been affected by a biosecurity problem will be familiar with the importance and complexities of containment efforts.
In our plant-based industries, we’ve learnt to identify and contain many different biosecurity problems over the past few years – fruit flies, myrtle rust, kauri dieback and others. Each of these represents an obvious risk to our environment, and a latent risk to the industry and individual businesses.