Managing organochlorine contaminants

You have a general biosecurity obligation (GBO) to manage risks from persistent chemicals in soil or farm structures. These risks can have potential negative trade implications.

Persistent organochlorine insecticides (OC) were previously used in agricultural production and for termite control on agricultural structures. These chemicals can persist in the soil for many years. If you have animals on your farm, you need to be aware of the issues that can arise if OCs were previously used on your property.

This guide provides information about potential problems associated with persistent contaminants in the environment that could affect your stock