We’re pleased to see word is spreading in relation to the new rules for footwear disinfestation.
Earlier this year, researchers from Agriculture Victoria found that eliminating the water rinse and increasing the time of immersion from 30 seconds to 60 seconds in 2% active sodium hypochlorite, resulted in 100% kill rate across the six phylloxera strains tested (G1, G4, G7, G19, G20, G30).
You can view the disinfestation protocol for footwear and small hand tools here.
Wine Australia recently published an article detailing next steps in phylloxera disinfestation research. You can read the article titled ‘Updating our anti-phylloxera armoury’ here.