We often receive calls throughout the year from growers, carriers, winemakers and contractors seeking clarification on how to interpret and comply with the South Australian Plant Quarantine Standards (PQS).

Vinehealth Australia has translated the current PQS into a series of easy-to-use flowcharts for users, to help improve understanding and, therefore, compliance with requirements.  Click here to view the flowcharts.

In addition to developing these flow charts, Vinehealth Australia is currently undertaking a review of the conditions relating to the movement of winegrapes, winegrape products, machinery and equipment, diagnostic samples and propagation material in the SA PQS.  The next step of this review is to prepare a paper for industry outlining recommended changes and to then seek feedback from industry on these changes.  This industry consultation process will take place after vintage 2018 has wrapped up, and we will keep you informed through our e-news and other communications channels.