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Vineyard mapping in the spotlight

Knowing location is an incredibly powerful tool in the biosecurity toolkit. Knowing the potential site of an incident allows for rapid containment and improved management practices. That’s why Vinehealth Aus... Read More...

Free wine tourism training: book now

Vinehealth Australia’s new trainer, Hayley Conolly, hit the road this month, continuing the rollout of the Wine Tourism Biosecurity Program in South Australian wine regions. Training started in Coonawarra th... Read More...

Coordinated defence against Xylella

Wine Australia and Hort Innovation have teamed up through the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to safeguard the nation against Xylella fastidiosa, the devastating bacterium that could cripple the co... Read More...

Host range expands for #1 plant pest

Xylella fastidiosa, which causes Pierce’s Disease in grapevines, already known to impact more than 350 commercial and ornamental plant species, has increased its host range to 563 species, according to recent w... Read More...

Trunk diseases app

Grapegrowers can now evaluate trunk diseases themselves thanks to the app, Grape Assess. Developed by the University of Adelaide with backing from Wine Australia, the app has been expanded to assist with evalua... Read More...

Inca Pearce: it’s time for action

Our CEO Inca Pearce is often asked to speak at industry events about biosecurity. A recent speech at the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia’s Industry Briefing is receiving widespread support and attention. ... Read More...

Annual Report almost here

The Vinehealth Australia 2018 Annual Report is coming your way soon, and it’s packed with information about our operations in the past 12 months. It’s out a bit later this year. Pursuant to Section 26 (1) of... Read More...

Healthy vines training coming to you

The Responsible Visitation Campaign (RVC), which educates tourism operators and visitors about their role in keeping South Australian vines healthy, has been funded for another series of activities. Financia... Read More...

Phil a hit at The Show

Phil the Phylloxera Guy was a hit at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show, appearing at the PIRSA stand in the Farm Expo Pavilion, crashing wine tastings in the Cellar Door Experience stand, being interviewed live on a... Read More...

Stinky delays a worry

Measures to tackle the biosecurity risk of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) entering Australia may add costs and cause delays for the wine industry, according to the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WF... Read More...