NEWS

New phylloxera detection method

Growers are in their vineyards every week. They are the eyes and ears of our biosecurity army. Active surveillance for grape phylloxera requires practical and effective tools for growers and regulators alike. ... Read More...

Virus knowledge boost

Australia’s understanding of grapevine viruses has been given a boost, following a meeting of the best minds in virus research in the world. Dr Fiona Constable, a senior plant virologist from Agriculture Vic... Read More...

Teamwork the theme in SA

A group of passionate South Australian fruit and vegetable industry representatives have met to discuss ways of improving biosecurity communication in SA, with the ultimate aim of protecting growers. Organis... Read More...

Work needed to stop unwanted pests

Greater use of analytics and intelligence and more collaboration is needed to protect Australia from unwanted pests and diseases. These were key points from last week’s SA Biosecurity Roundtable. Each year, ... Read More...

Visitors, risks and solutions

Test sites share their stories Business security and sustainability are the biggest motivators for investing in simple biosecurity activities, according to the wineries who have taken part as test sites in Vin... Read More...

Fruit fly free… phew

South Australia is proudly fruit fry free, but recent metropolitan Adelaide outbreaks have put the biosecurity industry and producers on high alert. Biosecurity SA is currently managing three fruit fly outbr... Read More...

160 records still not finalised

There are 160 Vineyard Records still in draft form in the Grape Industry Kiosk. On 30 April, the information in the Register is used to calculate your annual contribution (levy) that’s payable under the Phyl... Read More...

Don’t be a Jeff!

You may have noticed a careless character called Jeff floating around the internet. He’s the Australian Government’s new biosecurity anti-hero, who blunders his way through one biosecurity disaster after anothe... Read More...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) is one of Australia’s top 40 priority plant pests and needs to be kept out of Australia. It has the potential to severely impact our agriculture industr... Read More...

Been overseas? Let’s talk

It’s common to visit vineyards in other countries when you work in the wine industry, or an allied industry. But are you aware of the risk this can pose to our industry? Do you consider biosecurity when trav... Read More...