The Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium, to be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on 11 and 12 May, is fast approaching and provides an opportunity to hear the latest from industry leaders and biosecurity experts about pest, disease and weed management.

Run by the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative and sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the symposium program is made up of eight sessions across the two days:

  1. Preparedness
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Surveillance
  4. Sustainable pest, disease and weed management
  5. Partnerships panel session
  6. Trans-Tasman Research/Partnerships
  7. Industry Resilience: coping with future shocks – business continuity
  8. Capability building

The full program, which includes several topics relevant to viticulture, including a keynote address from Ben Harris, Treasury Wine Estates, speaking about biosecurity insights from the vineyard, is available here.

Registration is open now and a single registration is $250 for the two days, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days. Other registration options include single-day or virtual. Click here to register.