News

RVC finished: work begins

The highly successful Responsible Visitation Campaign (RVC) has come to an end, but the conversation about keeping vines healthy in wine tourism locations is just beginning. The RVC, funded by Primary Indust... Read More...

Sheep agistment tips

If you’re considering making your vineyard available for others to run sheep, understanding associated biosecurity risks when entering into an agistment agreement can avoid a pest, disease or weed being inadver... Read More...

Let’s stick together

Vinehealth Australia has reflected on the success of the original bumper sticker campaign undertaken by the Phylloxera Board about 20 years ago, to unify awareness of grape phylloxera among wine industry person... Read More...

ASVO seminar focused on healthy vineyards

The upcoming July ASVO seminar program, titled ‘Front-line pest and disease management for healthy vineyards’, will offer presentations by experts and case studies from producers managing vineyard pests and dis... Read More...

Fruit fly ID tool

A new website called ‘Fruit Fly Identification Australia’ http://fruitflyidentification.org.au/ has been launched to assist with fruit fly knowledge and species identification. The website is an output of on... Read More...

Improved detection of viruses vital

Information gathered by Australian delegates at the recent 19th International Council for the Study of Viruses and Virus-like Diseases of the Grapevine (ICVG) Conference held in Santiago, Chile, will improve ou... Read More...

GPGV activity to assist growers

Following the initial detections of Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus in Australia, Vinehealth Australia worked in collaboration with Biosecurity SA and vine improvement associations to develop and implement a surveil... Read More...

Focus areas for 2018/19

We work on a May to April financial year at Vinehealth Australia, which means we’ve been busy refining our activities for the new year. In 2018/2019 we will continue to fulfil our primary functions set out i... Read More...

Survey shows work is needed

Educating tourists about their role in keeping vines healthy has been identified as a priority by participants of the Wine Tourism Biosecurity training program. The Vinehealth Australia training program was ro... Read More...