How do you measure biosecurity risk in the grape and wine industry? That’s a question the Board of Vinehealth Australia pondered in the Barossa in June.

The discussion was guided by Andrew Robinson, Tom Kompas and Susie Hester from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA).

CEBRA supports the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries in protecting agriculture, natural environments and human health from biosecurity threats, using statistics, modelling, mathematics, economics and sociology.

Andrew said CEBRA was committed to helping Australian industries, such as the grape and wine industry, to improve their biosecurity risk management. And close to home, CEBRA has been working with PIRSA on fruit fly trapping protocols as part of the Riverland fruit fly outbreaks’ management.

The Board look forward to continuing discussions with CEBRA to define the scope of possible future work for the benefit of the industry.

Susie Hester, Andrew Robinson and Tom Kompas from CEBRA.